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COMET PANSTARRS

Comet PanSTARRS (C/2011 L4) was discovered in June, 2011 by the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System, on Mount Haleakala in Hawaii. It became visible in the northern hemisphere in early March. After its closest approach to the sun on March 10, PanSTARRS was aligned for two nights with the setting moon. On March 12 and 13 I went to New Mexico to photograph the barely visible comet and a spectacular crescent moon as it set in the twilight each evening.    (Click picture to enlarge)

 
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