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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

 

Where's comet 103P/Hartley? (Septmber 21, 2010)



Comet Hartley as seen from the Northern hemisphere (right image) and the Southern hemisphere (left image) at 3;00 am (NH) and midnight (SH) respectively on September 21.

Comet 103P Hartley is currently between the Constellations of Pegasus and Cassiopea. If not for the light of the Moon, 103P Hartley would be readily visible in binoculars in the northern hemisphere, being quite high in the sky, in the southern hemisphere it is very low to the horizon, and may be difficult to see in the horizon murk, if the light of the Moon were not bad enough.

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