We will be attempting to observe Comet PanSTARRS C/2011 L4 on the 12th March 2013 at the Pavilion. The comet will be 11 degrees above the horizon at 19:00, close to Uranus; the Sun – according to StaryNight pro 4.5 sets at 19:00 so we will want to set up any equipment before sunset.
This will be a challenging observation, the comet is predicted to be close to its brightest but it will be in bright twilight
CAUTION SUN MUST HAVE SET BEFORE YOU USE YOUR BINOCULARS
30s exposure Canon 650D Comet is just below centre of image. Image taken at the BAA Winchester Weekend.
Image by Simon Dawes