In hopes of getting a shot of Comet Panstarrs I drove with my gear to a nearby viewpoint.
March 8 was a perfect night with clear skies but alas, the comet had set by the time the sky had darkened enough to view it.
March 9 had a similar issue plus the marine layer was creeping over the coast range 50 miles away. March 10 we walked up to enjoy the view but since it is 3/4 of a mile I didn't bring my camera gear.
Last night, March 13, I tried again. By now the comet was higher in the sky, away from the glare of the just set sun. Unfortunately the clouds in the west were also higher. Although the comet was faintly visible through the clouds it was to faint for a picture. I did enjoy the sunset, though.
Clouds on the western horizon are normal here, great for sunsets by not too good for comet gazing.
I'll be checking SkyWatch, Friday to see if any other sky watchers had better luck. Follow the link and join me there.