The First One Is On Its Way.

Comet PANSTARRS is here!  From now until about the 21st of March will be the best time to view the comet.

Images of the comet from all over the globe are starting to show up.

Luis Argerich in Buenos Aires posted this cool photo of Comet PANSTARRS on February 12. The comet is the fan-shaped object on the left. Luis caught the comet in the same photo as an iridium flare.

Michael Goh took this image of comet Panstarrs at Burns Beach in northern metropolitan area in Perth, Western Australia one hour after sunset in early March.

Here in the northern hemisphere we will have to wait until about March 12.  Panstarss will be considerably higher in the sky,  setting around 75 minutes after the Sun has gone down in the West.

If you have a clear view of the West you should be able to take some photos of the comet will any camera you have, like those above.

If you have the equipment you can take images like this one by Terry Lovejoy in Australia.

I will do my best to capture some images at this weekends star party.  If you are in the area, come join us here to view the heavens.  It doesn’t cost anything to come out and play under the stars.  You really don’t even need to bring any equipment.  You can always ask to look through someones telescope.

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities.  Connect with me on Google +.  If you need help with any patent, trademark, or copyright issue, or know someone that can use my help, please contact me for a free 30 minute consultation by sending me an email or call TOLL FREE at 1-855-UR IDEAS (1-855-874-3327) and ask for Norman.

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