Comet 103P/Hartley 2

 

Comet 103P/Hartley 2

Comet 103P/Hartley 2

Comet 103P/Hartley 2 has been a very important target, when in Nov. 2010 it had a flyby with the Deep Impact spacecraft, as part of the EPOXI mission.

This image is a deep view on this comet, captured with the Celestron C14″, part of the Virtual Telescope Project.  The OTA in installed on a Paramount ME mount, by Software Bisque. The CCD camera is a SBIG ST8-XME. The mount tracked to comet during the exposures, this is why the stars are trailed. The image scale is of 0.62″/pixel.

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