04 March 2013

Comet PANSTARRS(C/2011 L4) is Here


Comet PANSTARRS (C/2011 L4) has given a good show in southern hemisphere and it’s now time for northern hemisphere to enjoy the show. On 5th March Comet will pass close to Earth at approx 1.1AU(1 AU = 149 597 871 km) and will reach perihelion(close to Sun in distance) on March 10th at a distance of .3AU(1 AU = 149 597 871 km).  PANSTARRS(C/2011 L4) should be a good challenging object from 6th of March from Bangalore and becomes easier to spot as days pass. The comet will stay low in the western horizon after sunset, the altitude of the comet PANSTARRS (C/2011 L4) will be 5degrees at 6:45pm on 5th march and on 12th of March the altitude will be 10degrees from the western horizon at 6:45pm. Due to the low altitude of the comet, it is better to plan the observation session in a place where there is no obstruction in the western horizon like trees or buildings. Here are few charts with the positions of the comet PANSTARRS (C/2011 L4) after sunset. The charts are from 5th to 12th of March with altitude of the comet at 6:45pm.


Chart of  5th March Comet PANSTARRS(C/2011 L4)  altitude will be close to 5degress at 6:45pm.  Sunset: 6:32pm. Comet PANSTARRS(C/2011 L4) sets at 7:10pm 
 

Chart of  6th March Comet PANSTARRS (C/2011 L4) altitude will be close to 6.5degress at 6:45pm.  Sunset: 6:32pm. Comet PANSTARRS(C/2011 L4) sets at 7:15pm.
 

Chart of  7th March Comet PANSTARRS(C/2011 L4)  altitude will be close to 8degress at 6:45pm.  Sunset: 6:32pm. Comet PANSTARRS(C/2011 L4) sets at 7:20pm
 

Chart of  8th March Comet PANSTARRS(C/2011 L4)  altitude will be close to 8.5degress at 6:45pm.  Sunset: 6:32pm. Comet PANSTARRS(C/2011 L4) sets at 7:23pm
 

Chart of  9th March Comet PANSTARRS(C/2011 L4)  altitude will be close to 9.5degress at 6:45pm.  Sunset: 6:32pm. Comet PANSTARRS(C/2011 L4) sets at 7:25pm

Chart of  10th March Comet PANSTARRS(C/2011 L4)  altitude will close to be 10degress at 6:45pm.  Sunset: 6:32pm. Comet PANSTARRS(C/2011 L4) sets at 7:28pm.
 

Chart of  11th March Comet PANSTARRS(C/2011 L4)  altitude will be close to 10.5degress at 6:45pm.  Sunset: 6:32pm. Comet PANSTARRS(C/2011 L4) sets at 7:30pm
 

Chart of  12th March Comet PANSTARRS(C/2011 L4)  altitude will be close to 10.6degress at 6:45pm.  Sunset: 6:32pm.Comet PANSTARRS(C/2011 L4) sets at 7:30pm

 
 
 

 

4 comments:

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  3. Hi Ravindra,
    I am writing an article on Comet Ison for Caleidoscope, a cultural magazine.
    I am eager to contact anyone from ABAA to get more info. I request you to guide me in this regard.
    regards
    Levine Lawrence
    Chief Editor
    Caleidoscope
    http://www.caleidoscope.in/author/livelylawry

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