55P/Tempel-Tuttle image of the day

January 31, 1998, 11:35 UT.

Movie comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle

Credit & Copyright: Carl Johannink, Romke Schievink, and Frank Kooiman, Denekamp, the Netherlands (Email: cjohannink [at] compuserve.com); Dutch Meteor Society.

This video of 55P/Tempel-Tuttle was made on January 31, 1998, at the public observatory of Lattrop in the Netherlands. A CCD camera was used to make 11 images of 1 minute exposure each. The first exposure was started at 21:07:06 UT, the last was finished just before 22:00 UT. The motion of the comet relative to the fixed star background is clearly seen.

Last updated: February 4, 1998
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