55P/Tempel-Tuttle image of the day

February 18, 1998, 19:52 UT.

Image comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle

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

False-color image of comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle obtained  on 1998 Feb. 18.828UT with a 19-cm, f/4 flat field S-C telescope, V filter and CCD. Exposure time was 3 minutes. Note a trace of a delicate tail toward the PA ~65o. The comet's visual brightness was estimated at V=9.2, the coma diamter at ADia=7.0' and the amount of central condensation at DC=7.

Last updated: February 25, 1998
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