Comet 103P/Hartley


Taken on October 7, 2010 from our deck in our home in Iowa City, IA. Stack of 10 images: ISO-400, 30s exposure time, Canon 300D with Minolta MC Rokkor 135mm/f2.8 lens piggy back on Meade 2120 (mounted on equatorial motor drive). I did not see the comet through the telescope because I was not looking at the correct spot. I know the comet should be close to the double cluster. Thus, I attached the camera to the telescope and gave it a shot. Bingo, the comet is visible!

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