Comet Panstarrs Photo Gallery

Comet Panstarrs (C/2011 L4) was discovered in June 2011 by the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (PannSTARRS) in Hawaii.

The comet passed closest to Earth on March 05, 2013 (distance of 1.09 astronomical units) and it reached perihelion (closest point to the Sun) 5 days later on March 10, 2013. It was during this period that Panstarrs was at its brightest.

For more information, see the Wikipedia entry about the comet.

Click on each thumbnail to see a larger image.



Comet Panstarrs (C/2011 L4)

Panstarrs
Comet Panstarrs
2013 March 10

Panstarrs
Comet Panstarrs
2013 March 11

Panstarrs
Comet Panstarrs
2013 March 12 - 1

Panstarrs
Comet Panstarrs
2013 March 12 - 2

Panstarrs
Comet Panstarrs
2013 March 13



I wrote a number of blogs about Comet Panstarrs as it appeared in the evening skies of March 2013:



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