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Photographer:

Richard Barry

Email:

rbarry@indigo.ie

Location of Photo:

Dunshaughlin County Meath Ireland

Date/Time of photo:

2 April 2013 at 9:44pm (UTC)

Equipment:

Canon 7D with 200mm lens at F5 mounted on Astrotrac TT320. Exposure 70 seconds at ISO 800

Description:

Sky conditions were perfectly clear with the temperature at around freezing point. Both objects were perfectly clear in 16x 30 binoculars when viewed from a dark field location. PANSTARRS has dimmed quite a bit to magnitude 4.66. It has developed a large fan shaped tail which made it much easier to locate. It was also visible for much longer, as it is becoming circumpolar.

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