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« : June 04, 2013, 02:58:22 PM »

c/2011 L4, June 4, 05:30 UT, Mag. = 9.4 (ccd), Coma diameter = 127"
South is up, field = 57 x 75'
ASO 11cm f/4.9 APO astrograph with ST2000 XM camera, 2 x 90 sec ea, unbinned; no post processing.
High thin clouds.
Click on appropriate comet for details and photo.
http://www.arksky.org/php/ctable.php

Impressive anti-tail nearly due north; and dust tail seen to upper right of large coma.

UPDATE JUNE 6 - New photo added of changes in comet, June 6; all equipment unchanged, but exposure tok 2x120s.  Amazing short period changes in both the tail orientation and the morphology of the comet.


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« : June 06, 2013, 06:48:52 PM drclay »

Dr. Clay
drclay@tcworks.net
ASO Petit Jean Mountain /MPC H41
ASO Petit Jean Mountain South /MPC H45
ASO West Conway /MPC H43
.......serving astronomy since 1971
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« #1 : June 04, 2013, 09:09:00 PM »

Excellent catch Doc but then I would not have expected you to settle for anything less! I am glad you are feeling well enough to spend some time in the observatory, if possible could you send a little clear sky me way.....please!

Clear, Dark Skies!

Dave

Birmingham Astronomical Observatory
MPC/ H53
Thompsonville, IL
ele. 516 ft/ 157 m
37 56' 42.9" N / 88 46' 17.7" W
12" LX200GPS s/n 05008
ASO SuperCharge # 243-2012
Main Imager - SBIG ST-402ME-C1
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« #2 : June 05, 2013, 08:37:12 AM »

I'll have to ditto Dave's comment.

Can't beat simplicity, a little over 2 minutes and no post processing, that's great. 

Panstarrs has been a star photographically, with all of the many photos I've seen posted on the net.

Ron

8"LX200GPS,Alt/Az,favorite ep 18mm wa
Canon T4i, 70-300mm telephoto, canon 50mm f/1.8
Hobbies:Astronomy, camping, sailing, fishing and now RC planes
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