Comet Hartley 2

I have high hopes that this little green fuzzball will grow a tail soon.  I have yet to see any predictions so I’m not real hopeful but it will be fun to keep an eye on it for the next month or so.  The really good shots are gonna come from the EPOXI mission its going to take pics from 435 miles out.

This is a 1.5 minute exposure.  Man, my barndoor tracker sure came in handy for this one.  I can’t wait to  try some more shots in the coming nights.  I may even try to do some stacking of multiple images before this is over,  if the weather will hold out that is…

Wired News has a story about Comet Hartley 2.

Sky and Telescope has this spotting map up for us all to use.

Here is the official EPOXI mission page straight from NASA.

  • ISO800
  • f4
  • 90sec
  • 75mm
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