Monday, October 11, 2010

Hartley spotted (Toronto)

After trying the binos and 76mm without success, I was ready to throw in the towel. But then Paul Ma. said he had spotted comet 103/P Hartley2 (from Unionville) in a big Dob at low power. Kicked myself for not setting up the 8" telescope in the garage a couple of nights back. But I've been distracted and stressed. Suddenly I remembered the other (rapid setup) 'scope nearby. And with 3.5" MCT at 40x, finally, I was able to pull out the extremely faint comet between star TYC 03706-0622 1 and TYC 03705-0098 1 in Perseus.

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