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Photo feature: Residents look far into the heavens

Instead of watching the sun go down from the bluff, a group of residents decided to spend some time watching the skies after dark to catch a glimpse of the Pan-STARRS comet.
Instead of watching the sun go down from the bluff, a group of residents decided to spend some time watching the skies after dark to catch a glimpse of the Pan-STARRS comet.

 

Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — The Pann-STARRS comet, top left-hand corner, shows a faint tail in the western sky next to a sliver of a moon.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — The Pann-STARRS comet, top left-hand corner, shows a faint tail in the western sky next to a sliver of a moon.
Ben Hillyer — Lavonne Lee uses her binoculars to look for the comet Tuesday evening.
Ben Hillyer — Lavonne Lee uses her binoculars to look for the comet Tuesday evening.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — Loretta Ross uses a star gazing app on an iPad to look for the comet.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — Loretta Ross uses a star gazing app on an iPad to look for the comet.
Two-year old Zyan Rogers uses plays with a pair of binoculars with her family that came to the Mississippi River Bluff to look for the comet Tuesday evening.
Two-year old Zyan Rogers uses plays with a pair of binoculars with her family that came to the Mississippi River Bluff to look for the comet Tuesday evening.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — Johnny Watts sets his telescope on one the park trash cans to get a look at the comet.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — Johnny Watts sets his telescope on one the park trash cans to get a look at the comet.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — The comet, top left-hand corner, could be seen just over the Mississippi River Bridges from the bluff park Tuesday night.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — The comet, top left-hand corner, could be seen just over the Mississippi River Bridges from the bluff park Tuesday night.