2012 K1 (PanSTARRS
) could be visible from the start of the year, but it doesn't get into the evening sky until March.
Throughout the month Panstarrs
will be visible low in the west.
The Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of C /2017 K2 (PANSTARRS
) or "K2," which has been flying towards us for millions of years from the icy exteriors of the solar system.
Youssef Abouzeid takes his PanSTARRS
project onthe road
Comets at perihelion Comet Date V 15P Finlay 2014 Dec 8 C/2012 K1 PanSTARRS
2014 Aug 9 88P Howell 2015 Apr 6 9 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko 2015 Aug 13 9 141P Machholz 2015 Aug 25 11 22P Kopff 2015 Oct 25 11 10P Tempel 2015 Nov 14 11 2013 US10 Catalina 2015 Nov 16 6 Key: Date: Perihelion date.
We were fortunate on Saturday evening to have clear skies and many people resisted the temptations of the bar to observe and image Comet PanSTARRS
, which at that time was conveniently close to M31.
Kos Coronaios, Simon Walsh and Auke Slotegraaf all imaged Comet 2011 L4 PanSTARRS
comet is passing by this part of the world for the next few weeks and Robert said you can spot it with the naked eye.
Washington, March 13 ( ANI ): Stargazers can get a glimpse of a one-time-only visitor- Comet PanSTARRS
- in the dark western sky this week.
The 16th March is National Astronomy Day in Germany and airberlin flight AB1000 will be setting off on a very special mission: on this day the two-hour observation flight will offer a particularly good view of the Panstarrs
8-22 Comet PANSTARRS
should be bright but low after sunset for mid-northern latitudes; best March 12-18.
Compared with the recently completed set of data from the ongoing Sloan Digital Sky Survey, even the smaller PanSTARRS
will offer "a lot more pixels," Kaiser observes.