Jimmy (and others...) Here is a post I put on EVACONLINE tonight. I cannot include the image (not allowed), but it is in the article. The table (below) seems valid). There was a good write up today on trying to see comet PanSTARRS over the next many days. The full article is here: http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/10/17258886-comet-pan-starrs-is-clo sest-to-sun-today-see-it-at-sunset?lite There is also a nice pictorial of where you should be able to see it . About 40 min past sunset (or about 7:00 PM). I double checked the placement with the data I have in TheSkyX and it matches Interestingly, the moon will be a good guide (starting on March 12). Tonight at 7:00 262 degrees az 6 degrees elevation Downward movement with tail rising upward 03-11 264 7 03-12 267 8 03-13 269 9 03-14 272 10 03-15 (Fri) 274 11 03-16 (Sat) 277 11 This comet is going to appear at dusk(ish) very low in the west, and then continue its downward journey (with our horizon) I think I read that today or tomorrow is the closest to the sun, and brightest (expected) and it should dim some with each passing day. Happy comet hunting to those that are going to try. David M. Douglass dmdouglass@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (secondary) david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (main) Cell (602) 908-9092 -----Original Message----- From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jimmy Ray Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2013 8:46 PM To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Comet PanSTARRS briefly seen Great report Brent (your cluster is still evil ;-)). Your visual observation is excellent (what did I expect from a professional astronomer? :-) ) and a near identical verbal description of what Sam Rua's image appears to show as well. No joy from Glendale this evening but from what is being reported, and shown it looks like I need to find a spot with a less obscured western horizon. I have a flat open, mile long field about a mile north of me to try from tomorrow night. This could be a fun little comet. Thank you, Jimmy Ray -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.