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.

From spaceweather.com

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

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