Wednesday, March 13, 2013
iReporters skywatch for Comet Pan-STARRS

By Polina Marinova


CNN iReporters were armed with binoculars, cameras and tripods Tuesday – ready to capture even just a glimpse of Comet Pan-STARRS.



At exactly 7:46 p.m., Brian Karczewski got the shot he had been waiting for in a California church parking lot. Karczewski, 24, captured the comet alongside the crescent moon overlooking the Ortega Mountains. It was barely visible to the naked eye and appeared as "a little orange fuzzy spot," but he used binoculars and his camera to pick it out.


"I love astronomy and find astrophotography a good challenge," he said. "I was very excited to capture the comet next to the Moon. Never photographed a comet before!"



Brian McMahon also waited patiently for the comet to appear. He began snapping photos after sunset in Richmond, California, pointing his camera toward Mount Tamalpais. McMahon said the comet appeared in the photos 30 minutes after the sun had set.



And in Galveston, Texas, web designer Vadim Troshkin shot this photo for and said he was glad to see the comet during “such a beautiful sunset.”


Did you capture Comet Pan-STARRS too (or any other interesting celestial sights)? Share it here!

March 13, 2013
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pretty awesome.

March 13, 2013
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Stuff in the sky is always interesting.....

March 14, 2013
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Sperm and egg.  Misfire.  Maybe better luck next time.

March 16, 2013
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Linda esta foto com ou sem cometa.

March 20, 2013
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missed that one as the weather in Europe still in the depth of winter...

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