By Mike Shanahan
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 24, 2013
~~<p>By Comet C/2011 L4 makes an appearance just after sunset this month.</p>
By Comet C/2011 L4 makes an appearance just after sunset this month.
The comet was initially spotted using the Pan-STARRS telescope on Haleakala on Maui on June 6, 2011. Pan-STARRS stands for Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System, a wide-field imaging facility. Follow-up images were taken with the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Mauna Kea, and the discovery was announced by Richard Wainscoat of the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy. Login for more...