Hartley visits the Owl | Craig & Tammy Temple

Photographer
Craig & Tammy Temple
Email
ctastroimager@gmail.com
Location of photo
Hendersonville, TN
Date/Time of photo
October 3, 2010
Equipment
Telescope: William Optics ZenithStar 66 @ f/4.7; Accessories: William Optics 0.8x reducer/flattener vII; Dew control by Dew Buster; Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G controlled by EQMOD guided Off-axis; Camera: QHY9-C one-shot color CCD @ -20.0C; Exposure: 45 x 2min. (1hr. 30min.)
Description
Here is comet Hartley 2 as it was traveling through the constellation Cassiopeia on the evening of October 3, 2010. It had brightened to magnitude 5.52 as it passed about 2 degrees from NGC 457, The Owl Cluster. This comet was discovered by Malcom Hartley in Australia on March 15, 1986 and has an orbital period of about 6.5 years.
Website
http://cntastro.smugmug.com/Astrophotography/Comets-Planets/13696935_oH2nd#1034231279_TQmjq
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