55P/Tempel-Tuttle image of the day

March 07, 1997.

Image comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle

Credit & Copyright: European Southern Observatory, La Silla, Chile. Courtesy of: Olivier R. Hainaut, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii.

This image confirmed the recovery of comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle. It was taken by P. Martin, K. Mueller, G. Van de Steene, N. Hurtado and J. Miranda at the European Southern Observatory. The image was taken at the 3.6-m New Technology Telescope using the SuSI detector. The comet is clearly visible on this superb 15-min exposure. Again, there was no coma. The seeing was 0".7. O.R. Hainout measured the position at (IAU6579):

7.3108    13 40 40.80   + 5 10 45.3   22     Martin

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