Comet PANSTARRS is a non-periodic comet discovered by the Pan-STARRS telescope in Hawaii. It probably originated from the Oort cloud surrounding our solar system and is estimated not to return for 106,000 years.  It's nucleus is estimated to be about 1 kilometer (.62 mile) in diameter.

Technical Information       
Date:                       March 12, 2013
Location:                 Green Valley, Arizona
Camera:                  Nikon D300 on a tripod
Exposure:               2 sec. at f/8; ISO 400; 165mm focal length