55P/Tempel-Tuttle image of the day

January 12, 1998, 04:38 UT.

Image comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle

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

False-color image of comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle obtained in moonlight conditions on 1998 Jan. 12.193 UT with a 36-cm, f/6.7 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, V filter and CCD camera. The exposure time was 2 minutes. The comet was described as: V=10.1, ADia=6.4' DC=6. Diffuse with central condensation. It was 0.24 AU from the Sun and 0.41 AU from Earth.

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