55P/Tempel-Tuttle image of the day

January 01, 1998, 04:38 UT.

Image comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle

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

Image of comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle obtained on 1998 Jan. 1.193UT with 36-cm, f/6.7 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, V filter and CCD. Exposure time was 3 minutes. This and other Tempel-Tuttle images were obtained at Crni Vhr Observatory. The comet was described as diffuse with a star-like central condensation. Visual magnitude: V=11.3. ADia = aperture diameter (at CCD obs.) in arc minutes: ADia = 5.4'. DC=degree of condensation ( 0= diffuse, 9 = stellar): DC = 3.

Last updated: February 04, 1998
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