55P/Tempel-Tuttle image of the day

February 20, 1998, 18:35 - 18:53 UT.

Image comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle

Credit & Copyright: Konrad Horn (Courtesy: Deutche Fachgruppe Komete).

K. Horn reported:

The picture from Febr. 20 is my best one. There you can see a very faint
tail (approx. mag 15) with a length from 16 arcmin. Position angle is
56 degree. This picture is shown as a relief, to see the tail
a little bit better. I think this is the best I can get from this 
instrumentation and our sky!
This is a composite of 8 x 120 sec. exposures made with a 500mm/f=1:5 Genesis Refractor + Starlight SX CCD-Camera. The telescope was guided with a Radial Guider from Celestron, in which a moveable center mirror is built in, to find and focus objects on the CCD-chip.

Last updated: February 25, 1998
P. Jenniskens