in Hawaii, the comet will finally be visible to observers in the Northern Hemisphere.
are named after their discoverers so Pan-STARRS gets the credit for finding this icy interloper from the outer solar system in June 2011.
a vast spherical reservoir of comets very distant from the Sun. A passing molecular cloud, a collision with another cometary body or other gravitational encounters can cause a cometary body to begin its long fall into the inner solar system. Comets such as these and PanSTARRS pass through the solar system only once and are known as long period comets.
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/18jan_cometison/. Some are speculating that this will be THE comet of the 21st century. We’ll have to wait on that claim to see how Comet ISON develops - it could be spectacular as a sight to behold or a dud to be forgotten.