Comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) is on its way! Will you be ready?
The year 2013 may just well be the "Year of the Comets" and one of the biggest stars of the show will be Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS. At the beginning of the year it will be a Southern Hemisphere object, but it's on the move and by mid-March it will become visible to observers in the Northern Hemisphere. Fresh from perihelion - its closest pass to the Sun - Comet PANSTARRS will be bright enough to be seen with the unaided eye just after sunset and low on the western horizon through the end of March. By the month of April it will have dimmed significantly and require binoculars or a small telescope to be seen. Comet PANSTARRS will continue to remain visible to average telescopes through the month of June, and be within the reach of larger telescopes through August, 2013. You'll want to get a closer look at this once-in-a-lifetime event! Order your binoculars and telescopes now so you don't waste any opportunities to study this magnificent comet. (Comet Image Courtesy of Shevill Mathers - Southern Cross Observatory)
Share this incredible event with your family and friends! You won't want to miss a moment...
Wishing you Clear Skies,
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