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Comet Pan-STARRS and Crescent Moon…

March 12, 2013

What better time to get the camera out of mothballs than tonight’s beautiful conjunction of the slender crescent moon and the Pan-STARRS comet, which has just completed it’s pass around the sun. it’s hardly visible to the naked eye, but the camera picks it up nicely. The long exposure shows how the bulk of the moon is dimly lighted with glow from the Earth. More comet fun to come later in the year.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 12, 2013 9:23 pm

    Wow, Frank, well done! I had intended to get my butt in gear and have a go too, but other (far less important, on a cosmic scale) got in the way, and I’m afraid I, um, for lack of a better term, spaced it. You have inspired me to remember to pay attention to the next one, later this year. Thank you so much for making the shot and sharing it!

    • Frank Wallace permalink*
      March 12, 2013 9:38 pm

      Thanks. It will still be around for a few days, getting higher in the sky. But this was the night it’s closest to the moon.

  2. March 12, 2013 11:37 pm

    Nice one Frank!

  3. March 19, 2013 9:23 pm

    Awesome! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Bucky permalink
    March 24, 2013 3:01 pm

    I went out and looked but I guess I have naked eye!!!!!

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