The Half-Astrophysicist Blog

Comet PanSTARRS Gets Brighter

I was out again tonight…and Comet PanSTARRS brightened a bit from last night. Tonight it was visible to the naked eye for a while…fairly easily as well. If you haven’t seen it yet, try tomorrow night when the comet will be just above the crescent Moon. Unfortunately, I will be traveling but will try to get photos on my layover! Yes, I am that determined!

So here are a few shots from tonight…you can see a plane passing through a couple of them.


March 12, 2013 - Posted by | Astrophotography, Comets |


  1. Is it really difficult to see with naked eye? I live in India, I tried out last night but failed to spot it.

    Comment by abir777a | March 12, 2013 | Reply

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  3. Depends on your sky conditions. It was pretty easy for a while in Tucson, but it got harder to see naked eye as it got closer to the horizon and the light of the comet passed through thicker parts of our atmosphere. The more clear your sky, the easier it will be.

    Comment by halfastro | March 12, 2013 | Reply

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