Thursday, March 14, 2013

Comet Pan-STARRS Attempt I

With the first clear evening in Macon County Illinois since this entity has become visible in our part of the Northern Hemisphere, I stepped out at dusk to try catch a comet. It would be easier said than done though for unbeknownst to me at the time, it is not exactly visible to the naked eye. Straining to pick it out, I never saw it till later review at which point I also realized that my camera settings were too fast. I did however per my last shot while simply messing with the new lens discover that in fact I did get the comet! I would also find a rouge meteor that I never saw either. It will be around for several more nights so hopefully the weather will cooperate for getting it right.

Just the moon.

My biggest mistake was a lack of patience and not waiting till skies were much darker wherefore it would become more apparent as it drops towards the horizon.

I'll still take a meteor in frame! The comet is the small white dot about 2/3rd's down between the moon and the lights on the lower right horizon.

More on this event including better pictures can be found at

1 comment:

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