55P/Tempel-Tuttle image of the day

November 16, 1997.

Image comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle

Credit & Copyright: Tony Farnham (Email: farnham [at] lowell.edu) at Lowell Observatory.

This image was obtained as part of a research effort at Lowell observatory. The comet was at a heliocentric distance of 1.85 AU and a geocentric distance of 2.22 AU. This image consists of 10 300-second exposures added together to increase the signal of the comet. T-T, at the center of the image, is stellar in appearance. The image shown here (displayed in false color) was obtained at the 42" Hall telescope at Lowell Observatory, using a 2048x2048 CCD (smaller sections of the overall frame are shown for clarity). A wideband R filter was used to isolate reflected light from any dust particles in the coma.

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