Cbet nr. 3472, issued on 2013, April 04, announces the discovery of a new comet (discovery magnitude ~20.7) by PANSTARRS survey on CCD images obtained with the 1.8-m Pan-STARRS1 telescope on Haleakala on April 10.4. The new comet has been designated C/2013 G3 (PANSTARRS).
We performed follow-up measurements of this object, while it was still on the neocp. Stacking of 11 R-filtered exposures, 50-sec each, obtained remotely on 2013, April 11.4 from E10 Faulkes Telescope South through a 2.0-m f/10.0 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD, shows that this object is slightly diffused.The FWHM of this object was measured about 20% wider than that of nearby field stars of similar brightness.
Originally posted by FireballStorm
Another new comet discovery has just been announced