Francis X Murphy | Comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS)

Comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) is a non-periodic comet discovered in June 2011 that became visible to the naked eye when it was near perihelion in March 2013. The comet was discovered using the Pan-STARRS telescope located near the summit of Haleakala, on the island of Maui in Hawaii (U.S.). Comet C/2011 L4 probably took millions of years to come from the Oort cloud. After leaving the planetary region of the Solar System, the post-perihelion orbital period is estimated to be roughly 106000 years. -Wiki
Comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS)Comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS)Comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS)