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Comet 103P/Hartley2

Comets Posted on Mon, January 31, 2011 08:18:46

Comet 103P/Hartley 2 came in the autumn of 2010 close to the Earth. I was able to catch the comet during 5 nights in september and oktober 2010.

Picture: Comet 103P/Hartley near the double open star cluster Chi and h Perseï. 10 oktober 2010 around 0:00 UT. Click on the image to see my Comet 103P/Hartley gallery.

Mount: AstroTrac Travel Mount with head EH 3010
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Canon EF 200 mm F 2.8
Filter: IDAS LPF clip-in filter
Accessories: TC 80N3 timer controller, Kendrik Dewnot
Location: Groevenbeekse Heide, Ermelo, The Netherlands (5.4 east, 52.2 north)
Software: Registax5, Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro X12)

Description: Stack of three images of 185 seconds, ISO 1000, F 3.2

Expedition to Roque De Los Muchachos at La Palma in 2008

Old stuff Posted on Mon, January 31, 2011 07:42:49

In the period July 23 to August 1, 2008 I stayed with four friends at the observatory Roque de Los Muchachos ( ) on La Palma. There we observed the southern Delta Aquariids, a meteor shower. A photo report can be found here:
A Dutch written report can be found here:

Picture: the Milky way on La Palma. The moon was already above the horizon, but also many stars were visible. Camera: Canon EOS 40D with a Sigma 4.5 mm F/2.8 EX DC Circulair fish eye lens. Mount: Vixen Photoguider type II.