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Comet PanSTARRS C/2011 L4

Submitter: Albert van Duin
Description: At the moment a comet is visible in the western evening sky, although you might need binoculars to see it clearly. This picture was made on Thursday (March 14 around 8 in the evening) with a Canon 5D MKII DSLR and a 200mm F/2.8 tele-lens. The camera was set at 800 ISO, F/2.8, and the exposure was 4 seconds.

The coming weeks the comet will climb higher in the evening sky, but it will also get fainter. On top of this, the Moon will grow brighter each day, so it will be a bit of a challenge. On April 3rd, it will be close to M31, the Andromeda galaxy.
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