C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS)

The Setting of Comet PanSTARRS from France

C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS)
C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS)

Object Name (2011-L4 PanStarrs)
Object Type (Comet)
Location (Val d’Issole – Provence – France)
Date (2013 March 18th)
Media (Watercolour on 300gr white paper, scan but no digital adaptation)

Hi comet hunters, here follows my contribution.

March 18th, 19:24 UT, from a small hill of the Val d’Issole, I had a nice view of our PanStarrs comet.

It was raining during the first part of the day, but then after a strong “Mistral” wind, the sky was completely cleaned, really pure, just in time for the evening view. I was able to see the tail easily with unaided eye. With a 102/1000 refractor, 25x eyepiece, I made a quick sketch, that was just one minute before the nucleus set followed quickly by the tail. Then at home I made the watercolour. A very nice spectacle indeed!


Michel Deconinck

2 thoughts on “The Setting of Comet PanSTARRS from France”

  1. Michel,

    Outstanding !! The unmistakable work of the watercolor master.

    Dark and clear skies,


  2. Michel,

    Beautifully rendered work.
    And those watercolors don’t just happen, skillfully done.

    Ffrank 🙂

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