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Faint naked-eye comet PANSTARRS - 16.3.2013 at 19.43 Espoo Observation number 11609

Visibility IV / V


The comet appeared a little orange in the balloon evening sky. The discovery was a little challenging at first because of the brightness of the background sky. Our family (2 adults, 3 children) saw the comet both with binoculars and with the naked eye. A beautiful destination with the same brightness as a nearby star (gamma Pegasi?).

7X35 and 7x50 binoculars as detection devices. Both the head of the comet and the small tail were visible on both devices, with the naked eye the object was visible as a star.



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  • Name of the observation target
    • C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS)
  • Observation target
    • Comet
    • Näyttävä
  • Title for the comet
    • Faint naked-eye comet
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