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Last Wednesday night, [livejournal.com profile] thegeorgiabelle and I went out just after sunset to try to spot the comet PAN STARRS. We knew exactly where it was supposed to be, but the spot was so close to the horizon that the remains of the sunset (the band of venus) illuminated that part of the sky until just minutes before it disappeared into the tree line. We saw it just in time. It was barely visible to the naked eye, but showed nicely in binoculars. [livejournal.com profile] thegeorgiabelle captured some photos which came out well with a 6 second exposure.

Date: 2013-03-15 01:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cloudchaser-s.livejournal.com
Glad you got to see it :-) I'm up too late to see it, but maybe the one coming in November 'll have a better view

Date: 2013-03-15 11:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dakhun.livejournal.com
*nods* Last night, we saw it here too. Just barely a naked eye comet, but a naked eye comet nonetheless. And it was not too hard to catch in a photo provided you had even a little bit of a telephoto.

Date: 2013-03-16 03:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zorro456.livejournal.com
Failed at finding it, low fog over the Pacific.

Date: 2013-03-16 04:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eric-hinkle.livejournal.com
Wait, there's a visible comet? I remember one from quite a few years ago now that I could see with the naked eye from my own backyard (looked like a vague cloud of dust); how long will this one be visible.

Of course, might not matter since we're to have clouds for the next few days around here.

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