Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Comet Panstarrs over Perth City Lights

Tonight's location for photographing comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS was a lookout overlooking the city of Perth in Western Australia.

This photograph has turned out to have quite a smoggy industrial feel about it. The yellow colour on the cloud is light pollution from the city. During the length of the exposure cloud drifted through the image, leaving most of the photograph looking cloudy yet the comet showing through the gaps. The cloud was moving quite quickly from left (south) to right (north).

The comet was harder to see tonight, partly due to the cloud and partly due to the fact it is getting closer to the sun and so not up as high in the sky after sunset.

Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS over Perth, Western Australia. 100mm focal length.
And here is a second one from earlier in the evening with more twilight colour remaining:
Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS over Perth, Western Australia, in some twilight colour. 100mm focal length.



  1. Hi, did you manage to get any photos tonight?

    1. Not on the evening of the 6th March, no sorry. I decided after days after days of chasing this comet photographing it after work each evening I needed to get some rest and catch up with things at home. Shame, it was a clear night.