George Ionas
Image taken:
Nov. 27, 2010
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Comet 103P Hartley 2 is fast approaching two open clusters in Puppis M46/M47 and it will be between them tomorrow the 28th Nov. This will be pretty sight to see as the comet has still a fairly bright nucleus. The comets motion towards M46/M47 was recorded in 12x10 minute images and is shown as a 6 second video clip. Photo details: TMB80SS scope fitted with a Tele Vue 0.8x focal reducer/field flattener, QHY8 CCD camera, 12x10 minute exposures, used Windows Movie Maker for the video clip.
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