Comet Panstarrs was being hyped as the first good comet to pass by in a long time, so I had been anticipating its arrival. However, because I was away on a trip, I hadn’t seen it until last night (12 Mar. 2013). I had looked for it previously, but poor sky conditions contributed to missing it until a good evening after I returned. Having the moon nearby helped a lot to zero in on this somewhat disappointing comet.
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