55P/Tempel-Tuttle image of the day

January 14, 1998, 23:31-23.32 UT.

Image comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle

Credit & Copyright: Tom Alderweireldt, 's-Gravenwezel, Belgium.

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.

Last updated: February 04, 1998
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