Comet 103P/Hartley was moving right near Casseopeia this past week. Since the crown “W” shape of this constellation is easy to spot, that makes it easy to also find Comet 103P/Hartley.

Luckily I was able to get two nights to image this comet a bit more. However, before imaging, I also spent some time observing with a 20mm eyepiece in the CPC 1100. 103P/Hartley appeared very diffuse and the halo was very small, yet unmistakably visible.

Comet 103/P Hartley

This is a particularly fun comet to More >