Sunday, March 17, 2013

Comet C/2011 L4 Panstarrs

Update - 20130404- Panstarrs was detected in STEREO HI1A roll data images on 20130319 3 days after leaving HI1B imager FOV.
image data courtesy of STEREO/SECCHI/NASA/NRL

Update - 20130320 - Ground base images with longer exposures are now showing more of the tail structures that have been seen in STEREO HI1B images.
image credits to Michael Jager and STEREO/SECCHI/NASA/NRL.

Update - 20130316 Tail dynamics of Panstarrs ..
..STEREO HI1B Panstarrs tails avi...
Update - 20130315 - The Stereo images for 20130312 are publicly available.
Panstarrs just keeps getting better. The tail is now visible in Hi2B imager

Update - 20130314 - Panstarrs enters the STEREO HI1B imager FOV on 20130309. The tail details have evolved into the following structures. The tail length is now beyond 10degrees.
20130311 - C/2011 L4 Panstarrs in STEREO HI1B
Image data courtesy of STEREO/SECCHI/NRL/NASA. processed with ImageJ.
Remember McNaught from 2007....

Update - 20130306 - Some treatments of the 1sec avi data using imageJ.

Update - 20130305 - This is probably the last effort with Panstarrs for a few days. Finally got to put the ED80mm and DMK51AS on to the comet head. I let it drift across the FOV taking 1sec images
Still to work over the set of avi's. Here is a first look at the data...

Update 20130304 - A view from the local high ground looking west ....
C/2011 L4 PanSTARRS - 20130304 - Melbourne
then east...
Looking East to Melboune CBD

Update 20130301 - More wide FOV of C/2011 L4 PanSTARRS using a DMK51As and 26MM lens.


Update 201302234 - Now in evening skies of Melbourne, 10 sec exposure. (click for larger view)

Picture Info - CamModel Canon EOS 450D Shooting Date/Time 23/02/2013 9:08:06 PM
Exposure  10 sec  Aperture 5.6 ISO 1600 Lens EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 Focal Length 75.0mm