Say Hello to Comet PANSTARRS 2013, aka “C/2011 L4″ – As Seen By Photographer David Yu from Twin Peaks

Via David Yu:

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C/2011 L4

Pan-STARRS

The Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) is an array of astronomical cameras and telescopes and computing facility that is surveying the sky on a continual basis, including accurate astrometry and photometry of detected objects. By detecting any differences from previous observations of the same areas of the sky, it is expected to discover a very large number of new asteroidscometsvariable stars and other celestial objects. Its primary mission is to detect near-Earth objects that threaten impact eventsand is expected to create a database of all objects visible from Hawaii (three-quarters of the entire sky) down to apparent magnitude 24. Pan-STARRS is funded in large part by the U.S. Air Force through their Research Labs.

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One Response to “Say Hello to Comet PANSTARRS 2013, aka “C/2011 L4″ – As Seen By Photographer David Yu from Twin Peaks”

  1. save sutro says:

    Thanks for posting this… it’s amazing. Will look for the comet tonight.