Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Captured! Comet Pan-Starrs

Comet Pan-Starrs makes its appearance over Cedar Rapids tonight along with an airplane complete with blinking lights. I shot the comet (just above the center tree and to the right) from Mount Mercy University hill looking 280 degrees west and about 15 degrees off the horizon. I only found it using binoculars - no naked eye sighting. Photo specs: 10 sec exposure, 800 ISO, 105 mm focal length at 8:47 PM CDT.

1 comment:

  1. It's the plane that caught my eyes. I've never seen a photo like this before. Now you have made me want to try a shot like this.