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Comet PanSTARRS

I interrupt my cruise daily blogging for a quick post on a once in a lifetime opportunity. There’s a comet out right now, Comet PanSTARRS, that’s visible just after sunset (about 40 minutes after when it becomes dark enough). You may need binoculars, but if you have a clear view of the horizon and are in the northern hemisphere, now’s an excellent opportunity to see this extraterrestrial visitor! It won’t be around for another 100 million years or so, so this is your chance. You can use this Space article to help you find it.

I was able to snap these few pictures from a local park in the city. All photos were taken at 200mm with an EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS mounted on a Canon 5D Mark III.

Comet PanSTARRS
Comet PanSTARRS
Comet PanSTARRS
Comet PanSTARRS
Pleiades star cluster -
Pleiades star cluster – “The Seven Sisters” with a shooting star!
Orion constellation and nebula
Orion constellation and nebula