P.E.I. amateur astronomers Clair Perry and Brian Gorveatt have captured a photographic image of the elusive Comet Panstarrs.
Perry says the comet’s brightness has diminished in the past two to three weeks and it has now become a binoncular and photo target in the constellation Andromeda, low in the horizon, eight to 10 degrees high, in the northwest.
The comet’s tail has diminished in brightness and detail because of its distance from earth and the glare of the full moon which, at the time of the above photo, had still not risen but would effect the overall brightness. The photo was taken Friday night, March 29, under a clear sky.
Perry and Gorveatt are members of the Charlottetown Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.