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103P/Hartley 2

Images from the 2010 apparition: September

B. Haeusler image of 103P exposed on 2010 September 2
Copyright © 2010 by Bernhard Haeusler (Maidbronn, Germany)

This animation was obtained on 2010 September 2 using a 30-cm Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector (f/5.65) and an SBIG ST-10-XME CCD camera. It was produced by using 20 one-minute exposures during a 22 minute period.


M. P. Mobberly image of 103P exposed on 2010 September 2
Copyright © 2010 by Martin P. Mobberly (United Kingdom)

This image was obtained on 2010 September 2.87 using a 35-cm Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector (f/7.7) and an SBIG ST-9-XE CCD camera. This was a 120-second exposure and it measures 13' by 13'.


M. Jäger image of 103P exposed on 2010 September 5
Copyright © 2010 by Michael Jäger (Austria)

This image was obtained on 2010 September 5 at 22:09 UT using a 20-cm reflector (f/2.8) and an SXV-H9 CCD camera.


G. Muler image of 103P exposed on 2010 September 8
Copyright © 2010 by Gustavo Muler (Nazaret Observatory, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain)


G. W. Kronk image of 103P exposed on 2010 September 12
Copyright © 2010 by Gary Kronk (Kronk Observatory, Illinois, USA)

This image was obtained on 2010 September 12.24 using an Orion EON 80-mm ED Apo refractor (f/6.25) and a Canon T2i digital camera. The camera was set at 1600 ISO and seven 2-minute exposures were obtained and subsequently stacked to produce this image. The field of view is nearly one degree.


G. W. Kronk image of 103P exposed on 2010 September 18
Copyright © 2010 by Gary Kronk (Kronk Observatory, Illinois, USA)

This image was obtained on 2010 September 18.07 using my 20-cm Meade LX-200 and a MallinCam Hyper video system. The total exposure time was 7.5 minutes and the field of view was about 8 arc minutes.


J. Manteca image of 103P exposed on 2010 September 19
Copyright © 2010 by Jose Manteca (Barcelona, Spain)

This image was obtained on 2010 September 19. Twenty 2-minute exposures were combined to bring out the comet's coma and show its motion with respect to neighboring stars.


M. Jäger image of 103P exposed on 2010 September 20
Copyright © 2010 by Michael Jäger (Austria)

This image was obtained on 2010 September 20 at 22:09 UT using a 25-cm reflector (f/3.8) and an KAF6303 CCD camera. Michael combined a 210-second exposure using a red filter, a 270-second exposure using a green filter, and a 270-second exposure using a blue filter to produce this color image.


G. W. Kronk image of 103P exposed on 2010 September 25
Copyright © 2010 by Gary Kronk (Kronk Observatory, Illinois, USA)

This image was obtained on 2010 September 25.08 using my 20-cm Meade LX-200 and a MallinCam Hyper video system. The total exposure time was 4 minutes 40 seconds and the field of view was about 8 arc minutes.Strong moonlight was present.


J. Manteca image of 103P exposed on 2010 September 25
Copyright © 2010 by Jose Manteca (Barcelona, Spain)

This image was obtained on 2010 September 25. Twenty 2-minute exposures were combined to bring out the comet's coma and show its motion with respect to neighboring stars.


G. W. Kronk image of 103P exposed on 2010 September 27
Copyright © 2010 by Gary Kronk (Kronk Observatory, Illinois, USA)

This image was obtained on 2010 September 27.08 using my 20-cm Meade LX-200 and a MallinCam Hyper video system. The total exposure time was 3 minutes 30 seconds and the field of view was about 8 arc minutes.


G. W. Kronk image of 103P exposed on 2010 September 29
Copyright © 2010 by Gary Kronk (Kronk Observatory, Illinois, USA)

This image was obtained on 2010 September 29.07 using an Orion EON 80-mm ED Apo refractor (f/6.25) and a Canon T2i digital camera. The camera was set at 1600 ISO and five 2-minute exposures were obtained and subsequently stacked to produce this image. The field of view is nearly one degree.

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