TIME TO SEE COMET HARTLEY:
For backyard stargazers, the next few nights are the best time to see green Comet 103P/Hartley 2 as it approaches Earth for an 11-million-mile close encounter on Oct. 20th.
Set your alarm for the dark hours before dawn, go outside, and look straight up. You will find Hartley 2 not far from the bright star Capella: sky map.
Although the comet is barely visible to the unaided eye, it is easy to find in binoculars and looks great through a backyard telescope.