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Comet  C/2011 L4 PanSTARRS, 


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Comet C/2011 L4 PanSTARRS

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ-106N FSQ

Imaging camera:QSI 683 wsg-8 QSI

Mount:apt1200gto AP1200

Guiding telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ-106N FSQ

Guiding camera:QSI 683 wsg-8 QSI

Resolution: 1663x1252

Date:June 1, 2013

Time: 22:00

Frames: 5

Locations: ImagingInfinity Observatory, Bethune, SC, United States


Comet C/2011 L4 PanSTARRS. The traditional dust tail pointing away from the sun is the small protrusion to the lower left, while the much larger tail is an "anti-tail", pointing roughly towards the sun which becomes visible when a comet passes through the plane of the solar system leaving a plane of debris which we see edge on.



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Comet  C/2011 L4 PanSTARRS, 


            Hap Griffin