The weather and the moon cooperated, and I had dark clear skies during Comet Hartley 2’s pass through October. Here are some of the photo’s I took of the comet passing some objects of interest; NGC 281 (The Pacman Nebula), and NGC 884 & NGC 869(The Double Cluster). I’ve also included an animation of the comet’s movement over the period of an hour and a half below.
All photo’s were take from my driveway in Scranton, PA. Taken with a William Optics Zenithstar 66 mounted on and guided through a CPC-800. Taken with a modified Canon XS with an IDAS LPSv2 filter and Stacked in DSS.