comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle

55P/Tempel-Tuttle image of the day

March 10, 1998, 18:35 - 18:42 UT.

Credit & Copyright: Konrad Horn, Salem, Germany ( Deutche Fachgruppe Komete).

Overlay of three images of comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle. The March 10 image is a combination of 4X90sec exposures taken with a Genesis Refractor f/5.0 with Starlight SX CCD-camera.

Konrad Horn reported:

I think this will be the last pictures from Tempel-Tuttle. The Comet is

now very close to the horizon and we have much dust there. So you can

see nearly no tail in my pictures from March 8-10. But I overlaid the

3 pictures to show the movement within 3 days. This is very good to see!!

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