Comet 103P / Hartley
Posted 03 October 2010 - 06:51 PM
Posted 03 October 2010 - 11:22 PM
An excellent observation of Comet Hartley. You have captured the nucleus and coma very nicely. I am glad that the new 6 mm TMB Planetary II eyepiece is a good one for you. I look forward to your future observations.
Posted 04 October 2010 - 08:25 AM
Posted 04 October 2010 - 07:49 PM
Be on the look out for the core being not centered in the coma, I could just barely make it out, as it wasn't very bright.
Posted 04 October 2010 - 09:14 PM
Nice sketch of 103P/Hartley. I was observing about the same time as you (although with much less aperture/magnification). Interesting to think that the Deep Impact/EPOXI spacecraft will be passing close to 103P/Hartley in November. I hope you revisit Hartley soon.
Posted 05 October 2010 - 01:51 AM
This is a very nice sketch of this quick moving comet.
A dark sky is a must with this comet.
Thanks for posting.
Posted 05 October 2010 - 01:18 PM
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 01:16 PM