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Comet PANSTARRS photo gallery

For complete coverage of Comet PANSTARRS, visit www.astronomy.com/panstarrs.
Damian Peach
Comet PANSTARRS (C/2011 L4) remained a great target for astroimagers nearly three months after its perihelion date of March 10, 2013. This image shows both that both the wide dust tail and the straighter, much longer, ion tail are both active. Expert imager Damian Peach used a 4-inch Takahashi FSQ-106 refractor and SBIG STL-11000M CCD camera to capture this photo. He too an LRGB image with four 3-minute luminance exposures stacked with one 2-minute exposure through the R, G, and B filters, on June 6, 2013, at 5h49m UT.
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