55P/Tempel-Tuttle image of the day

January 08, 1998, 21:40 UT.

Image comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle

Credit & Copyright: Stefano Moretti and Salvatore Tomaselli Ca' at Bionda Observatory - FORLI', Italy

This image of 55P/Tempel-Tuttle was taken with a Newton D=350mm F=1740mm F/D=4.9 telescope and Sbig ST-7 CCD camera. This is the sum of 20 individual exposures of 40 seconds each. The comet was 1.27 AU from the Sun and 0.48 AU from Earth.

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