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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Comet 103P/Hartley 2

Filed under pretty pictures, comets, amateur astrophotos, comet Hartley 2, amateur astronomers, optical telescopes

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Comet 103P/Hartley 2 This view of comet 103P/Hartley 2, with its blue coma and red tail, was captured using a "Global Rent A Scope" instrument based in New Mexico three days after the comet's perihelion and three days before the Deep Impact spacecraft flyby.

R. Ligustri

Original image data dated on or about January 11, 2010.

 

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