55P/Tempel-Tuttle image of the day

January 30, 1998, 19:00 UT.

Image comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle

Credit & Copyright: Alessandro Dimai & Davide Ghirardo (Email: alex [at] sunrise.it), Col Druscič Observatory, Italy ; members of the Associazione Astronomica Cortina, Le Sezioni di Recerca

Sum of six exposures of 50 seconds each taken with a Newton 0,5 m. f/3,8 and CCD Hi Sis 22 camera. At the time, the coma diameter was 5' and the visual brightness estimated at +8,0 magn. The comet was 1.08 AU from the Sun and 0.61 AU from Earth.

Last updated: February 04, 1998
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