55P/Tempel-Tuttle image of the day

January 27, 1998, 11:46 UT

Image comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle

Credit & Copyright: Akimasa Nakamura (Email: yfujita [at] mail.netwave.or.jp), Kuma Kogen Astronomical Observatory, Kuma, Ehime, Japan.

Both these images were obtained using the same instrument: an 0.60 m reflector and CCD camera. Compare the new January 27 image with the previous December 24 image: the coma has expanded and the comet is closer and brighter.

Last updated: February 13, 1998
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