Comet Pan-STARRS is getting even tougher to see

2013-03-18T14:52:00Z 2013-03-18T15:56:10Z Comet Pan-STARRS is getting even tougher to seeTom Beal, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 18, 2013 2:52 pm  • 

Comet Pan-STARRS is staying up later, but it's getting dimmer even as the moon gets brighter, making it a tough catch.

Dean Ketelsen, of the Steward Observatory Mirror Lab and parttime night-observing guide at Kitt Peak, grabbed some nice images this past week, which are posted here.

The early evening sky will be dark later this month and the comet will be higher in the sky after dusk, making it possible to see it through telescopes during Kitt Peak's four comet viewing programs 

Dates are Sat. March 30 through Tuesday, April 2 and the program runs from 4 p..m. to 8:30 p.m. each night.

For more info, go to Kitt Peak's website:

 

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