After much hoopla Comet Pan-STARRS has made its showing in the west. Just barley visible about 30 minutes after the sun has set, this comet is nothing what it was hyped up to be.
I found this mag 2.0 visitor to our planet yesterday. First with a pair of binoculars, then with a longer exposure with my camera, and then finally naked eye before it dissapeared into the low clouds.
Here are several images I managed to capture with the few minutes I had before it set.
It’s still around for about a week or so. Get out, look west for a fuzzy star about 30 minutes after sunset. That’s Pan-STARRS!
Here is the comet just below the cresent moon showing its earthshine above the town of East Hampton, Ct. The object in the foreground that look like the Washington Monument is actually a obelisk on a hilltop cemetery pointing the way to the comet. A perfect vantage point.
The picture below is a close up of the comet just above the clouds.