This image of 55P/Tempel-Tuttle is 2-minute 5 Pixcel 255 CCD image taken with a Celestron Fastar 8 telescope at F/2. The field of view is 20 x 15 arcminutes and the brightest star near the center is HIP 53979, Mag. 8.7. The comet visibly brightened over 4 days. The comet was now 1.21 AU from the Sun and 0.37 AU from Earth.