55P/Tempel-Tuttle image of the day

February 05, 1998, 19:15 UT.

Image comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle

Credit & Copyright: Herman Mikuz, Crni Vhr Observatory, Slovenia.

False colour image of comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle obtained in moonlight conditions on 1998 Feb. 5.802 UT with a 20-cm, f/2 Baker-Schmidt telescope, V filter and ST-6 CCD. Exposure time was 2 minutes. The comet was described as: V=9.2, ADia=7.1' DC=6. Diffuse with condensation. It was 1.04 AU from the Sun and 0.80 AU from Earth.

Last updated: February 04, 1998
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