55P/Tempel-Tuttle image of the day

February 02, 1998, 0:15 UT

Image comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle

Credit & Copyright: Paul Gitto (Email:paulgitto [at] aol.com), Arcturus Observatory, Whiting, NJ.

Series of six 90 s exposures taken with a Meade 10" LX 200 F/10 and used with an Optec .33 Focal Reducer, which maximizes the telescope's CCD capabilities at F/3.3. The camera is a Pictor 416XT autoguider/imager. The image has been cropped, with a remaining field of view of about 13' vertical and 21' horizontal. A log scale is applied to bring out the faint coma. The comet was 1.067 AU from the Sun and 0.680 AU from Earth.

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