This image was taken using the NAOJ 50cm reflector (F7.3) with a MUTOH CV-16 CCD camera using R, V and B filters. The sum produces a colour image of the comet.
Chris Deman from Koksijde in Belgium reported on January 21, 1998:
I just went outside to see Tempel-Tuttle. Turned out to be less simple than expected: a very diffuse and faint spot, without a clear condensation in the center, about 4' large in my old 20cm Newton telescope at 66 times magnification. I do not usually estimate magnitudes, but I would guess it 10th magnitude, about a magnitude and a half different from the Crab Nebula. Still, a very exciting observation, because such a historic comet does not show itself every day, and when I will go out to see the Leonids in the future, I will remember having seen their place of origin."