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by Bryan Terry Modified: April 18, 2013 at 12:36 pm •  Published: March 13, 2013

The Oklahoma City Astronomy Club invited the public to gather at Lake Hefner for a viewing of the Pan-STARRS comet on Tuesday evening.

A crowd gathers at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City to view the Pan-STARRS comet on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
A crowd gathers at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City to view the Pan-STARRS comet on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

The comet appeared shortly after sunset and was not easily seen with the naked eye. I used a 400mm lens with a 1.4x teleconverter to search the sky just to the left of the crescent moon.

The Pan-STARRS comet as seen from Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City to view on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
The Pan-STARRS comet as seen from Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City to view on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
The Pan-STARRS comet near crescent moon as seen from Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City to view on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
The Pan-STARRS comet near crescent moon as seen from Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City to view on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

 

Mike Brake checks a star map on his phone at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City as he views the Pan-STARRS comet on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Mike Brake checks a star map on his phone at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City as he views the Pan-STARRS comet on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

 

by Bryan Terry
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Bryan Terry is a native of Oklahoma and is a graduate of Yukon High School. He first picked up a camera while attending the University of Central Oklahoma. After working for the school newspaper, The Vista, he interned at The Oklahoman. He...
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