Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS

On March 12th, the comet passed to within about 4º of the Moon, with a phase of less than 1 day old!  Photographers with a wide enough lens were able to capture both comet in Moon in the same shot, along with a landscape background in some cases.

5 x 7 second shots at ISO400 with the Canon 350D. Taken at 7:55PM from Fred Hesse Jr Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.  Vixen 114ED refractor at f/4.4, on the Celestron AVX mount.

C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS on March 12th 2013

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