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Thursday, October 7

Comet Hartley

I finally managed to track down comet Hartley in my binoculars tonight after trying over the last few clear nights.

The comet is just 'passing' the double cluster in Perseus tonight and tomorrow night. In 15x70 binoculars it is very faint requiring a dark sky, dark adapted eyes and use of 'averted vision' to pick it up.

Hopefully Jeremy has managed to get some good pictures to show us.


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:49 pm

    I can't find it tonight visually at all. It seems to be dimmer than it was last week, which is bizarre.
    I'm photographing NGC281 instead tonight. Will get the double cluster and comet on Saturday at its closest approach.