Archive for October 5, 2010

Comet 103P/Hartley 2

Posted in news, science on October 5, 2010 by saskskeptic

Comet 103P/Hartley 2 is currently passing the constellation Cassiopeia.  Unfortunately it is still to dim to see with the naked eye.  You might be able to find it with a good pair of binoculars.  It is expected to brighten over the next few weeks.

Cassiopeia is the easy to find W or M in our northern skys.  After sunset you can see it to the north east.


Sky and Telescope has this article on the comet.  The also have star charts of its path.