55P/Tempel-Tuttle image of the day

January 24,1998, 22:59 UT.

Image comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle

Credit & Copyright: Dave Strange, Worth Hill Observatory, UK.

These images were taken with a 50cm f4 telescope and SXCCD camera. It was reported that the comet has now much enlarged, the coma appeared circular about eight arc minutes in diameter. It was easily visible in 50cm x133 at about mag eight. The comet was 1.12 AU from the Sun and 0.45 AU from Earth.

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