06 September 2012
Comet passing 2013: Will we see it?
The Comet is still faint, but on March 9 2013 it will be roughly 45 million kilometers from the Sun. The Comet should then be visible with the naked eye for all to see.
As Comet Pan-STARRS make it's approach, here at the Astronomy Club Toutatis we have another item on our list (should I say long list).
Read all about Comet Pan-STARRS in Nancy Atkinson's article on Universe Today.
Read also on Wikipedia the Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid System or Pan-STARRS telescope.
Picture caption: Comet C/2011 L4 Pan STARRS by John Glossop, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia.
Posted by Stefan Lamoureux