Stacey Campbell staceycampbell@yahoo.com
 C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS) - 12 March 2013
C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS) - 12 March 2013

Yes, it's possible to capture an interesting night-sky photograph in Los Angeles with a simple consumer mirrorless digital camera and a tripod, but you need to be lucky and patient.

This extremely bright comet was found by the PanSTARRS project in 2011 and just barely became visible over Los Angeles in 2013. I captured this photo an hour after sunset at 19:57 PDT on 12 March 2013. (This file is a lossy JPEG with Exif data intact. I submitted a lossless PNG to Wikimedia Commons.)

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