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Waiting for comet PanSTARRS

Waiting for comet PanSTARRS

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Chasing comet PANSTARRS part 1

Chasing comet PANSTARRS part 1

Comet 2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) is now finally visible up here in the great white north. Tonight I decided to chase it down and attempt imaging it. I met Graeme at his place on my way home to get my own gear. We were running out of time and clouds were coming in from the west, but it looked like there could be clear patches towards the western horizon if we could just find a good spot. About 30 minutes later we found a spot out in the middle of a farmer’s field and set up our cameras. Our luck ran out as the comet sank into the horizon faster than we could escape the incoming storm.  It got really windy and cooled down rapidly so we decided to call it a night and head home.