March 2013 Archives

Sketch of C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS) - March 18/19, 2013Click for larger version. While visiting family in Elk City, Oklahoma, we had a mostly clear evening and I brought a tripod out into a field to have a look at the comet. About a dozen alpaca followed me out and decided...
Sketch of C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS) - March 13/14, 2013Click for larger version. In the two nights since I last viewed the comet, it's elevation has risen enough to pull it further out of the twilight glare. And it looks GREAT! The view got better and better as twilight deepened. The...
Sketch of C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS) - March 11/12, 2013Click for larger version. The comet was looking better tonight and I was able to view it naked eye as a soft 'star' in the twilight. Besides binoculars, I also brought the 8-inch Dob to a school parking lot on McMillan Mesa....
Illustration of C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS) - March 10/11, 2013Click for larger version. Illustration of C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS) - March 10/11, 2013Click for larger version. After weeks of putting on a nice show for the southern hemisphere, PanSTARRS finally drifted into view for northern observers. We had a crystal clear sky...

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