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C/2011 L4 PanSTARRS-3/12/13

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Comet C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS) is a non-periodic comet discovered in June 2011 that is expected to be visible to the naked eye when it is near perihelion in March 2013. The comet was discovered using the Pan-STARRS telescope located near the summit of Haleakala, on the island of Maui in Hawaii. The mountain range in the photograph is the Sandias from the East side.

Object Information

Name C/2011 L4 PanSTARRS-3/12/13
Type Comet
Constellation Pisces

Acquisition / Processing

Exposure 2.0 sec @ f/8.0. ISO 400. 19:51 MDT.
Camera Nikon D300 - 200mm lens
Location San Pedro Creek, NM
Date March 12, 2013 @ 19:51 MDT

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