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Comet Pan-Starrs timelapse video, 3/13/13

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Comet Pan-Starrs timelapse video, 3/13/13

Postby FFLpilot » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:13 pm

Well, I'll be honest and say that I had to run from Colorado to escape the poor skies we've had lately, and Tuesday the mid-level clouds chased me southbound down Highway 285, all the way to New Mexico. I'd first intended on Loveland Pass, then had to plan for Wilkerson Pass, then as I drove Gardner became more likely, but I couldn't escape the clouds!

Last night's viewing was pretty great, with fairly clear air and a string of clouds to give some perspective to the comet Pan-STARRS, currently on the western horizon at sunset. If you'd like to see the time-lapse video, check it out here:

Here's one grab from it, and get out and enjoy the show while you can:
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Re: Comet Pan-Starrs timelapse video, 3/13/13

Postby Svenski Norski » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:47 am

First view I've had, thanks for the effort!!

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Postby jeremy27 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:51 am

Sweet. It looks like the comet is moving, not the earth turning. Pretty cool. Thanks for posting.

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Postby fourseasoncyclist » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:15 am

That's so cool. Thanks for posting. I've missed out on it every night so far...
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Postby Kent McLemore » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:51 am

The still shot with the new moon and comet together is stunning. Thanks!
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Postby cftbq » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:35 pm

Very nifty. Kudos for being so persistent as to go all the way south to NM! We had a decent naked-eye view near Albuquerque Tuesday night, but a little magnification always helps.
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Re: Comet Pan-Starrs timelapse video, 3/13/13

Postby jdorje » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:10 pm

Saw it briefly at 8:09 PM yesterday. Today...nothing but clouds.

Nice pictures.
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