Comet Hartley

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.

Comet Hartley sky map(c) www.spaceweather.com

or;

hartley-locations-october(c) AstroKev, Ramblings of an Amateur Astronomer

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One Response to “Comet Hartley”

  1. Admin says:

    The NASA probe EPOXI flew past the comet Hartley2 today, in our late afternoon. This is one close up image of the comet.

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    And here is the Probe.

    DeepImpactProbe

    Thanks to Spaceweather.

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