Sunday, 10 October 2010

Comet 103P/Hartley 2 on its way

Comet Hartley 2 near the double cluster in Perseus at oct. 8, UT 22.00, taken with Newton 5,6"/f-2.9 

Comet 103P/Hartley 2 continues to put on a good show as it approaches Earth for an 11-million-mile close encounter on Oct. 20th. Last night (8 October) it passed by the Double Cluster in Perseus. The contrast between the blue stars of the two clusters and the green atmosphere of the comet was remarkable.

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