Comet 103P / Hartley in Puppis - 14 Dec. 2010

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Date/Time:    14 Dec. 2010
Location: Vanishing Point Observatory (OCA Anza Site)
Scope/lens: Borg 125EDF2.8 @ f/3.3
Mount: Losmandy Titan
Guider: SBIG STV
Camera: Mitsuboshi 6x9 Vacuum Astrocamera
Media/Film: Medium format Kodak E200-120, +3 push
Exposure: 2x20 min.
This photo includes parts of the constellations Monoceros, Canis Major, and Puppis where the Seagull Nebula (right side) and open clusters M46 and M47 can be found. On this night, Comet 103P/Hartley, now receding from the sun, could also be seen as a small, diffuse green dot in the lower left. A larger view of the frame is also available.

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