55P/Tempel-Tuttle image of the day

February 09, 1998, 10:36 UT.

Image comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle

Credit & Copyright: National Astronomical Observatory Japan (NAOJ). Courtesy: H. Fukushima and T. Sekiguchi.

This image was taken using the NAOJ 50cm reflector (F7.3) with a CCD camera and a red filter. A rotational gradient was applied to bring out the comet tail.

Last updated: February 13, 1998
P. Jenniskens