Northern Lights the Moon and ?

Northern Lights the Moon and ?

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I initially believed that the object on the lower right hand side of the moon could be the Pan-STARRS comet, but I have not been able to identify the object. A friend of mine points out that the Pan-STARRS is much smaller than this object. One would need a 300mm lens, not a 12mm, to get a decent capture of the comet. I am trying to get some help from local astronomers with identifying the object. For now it is an image with Northern Lights, the moon, and
19/03/2013 - 18:55bjolester
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed10 sec
Aperturef/4
LensN/A
ISO1600
Focal Length12mm
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 19/03/2013 - 19:34
Beautiful
PPG

Father Ted

Link Posted 19/03/2013 - 19:39
Wonderful!
I haven't got to see the comet yet. Each time I'm able to get out it goes cloudy!
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.

Blaze

Link Posted 19/03/2013 - 19:53
Stunning - it would make a nice Christmas card !!!

PaulEvans

Link Posted 19/03/2013 - 20:05
That's fabulous Bjorn. Sadly I'm not a good enough astronomer to answer your question!

Paul
K3ii, DA16-85, DA35mm Limited, FA77mm Limited, 55mm f1.8 K, 135mm f3.5 M, DA300, DA 1.4 HD TC,
DA16-45, Sigma 15mm f2.8. Cosina 100mm f3.5 macro

paulb531

Link Posted 19/03/2013 - 20:19
Brilliant shot. Great colours - we just don't get skies like that in Sheffield!

davidstorm

Link Posted 19/03/2013 - 22:13
Great shot, the best of your recent uploads.

Regards
David
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Some cameras, some lenses, some bits 'n' bobs

autumnlight

Link Posted 20/03/2013 - 15:22
Oh wow! what a fantastic shot!
Kind regards Maria

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maria-Gray-photography/589310071158079?ref=hl

bjolester

Link Posted 20/03/2013 - 18:46
Thank you all for your generous comments!

I sent this photo to www.spaceweather.com in my quest to validate that this really is Pan-STARRS, and it was accepted into their gallery. This IS the Pan-STARRS comet

http://spaceweather.com/gallery/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=79436

Best wishes
Bjørn
Bjørn

PPG
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bjolester

Link Posted 21/03/2013 - 17:44
UPDATE: I am withdrawing all my assumptions about a possible Pan-STARRS capture. It is most likely something else I really do not know, and I am getting conflicting feedback from people who have knowledge about astronomy.

Regards
Bjørn
Bjørn

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