Comet Tuttle (8/P)

 

Comet Tuttle as viewed through an image intensifier on December 27, 2007. The comet was moving rapidly through the constellation Andromeda at the time. A coma and what appears to be some indication of a nucleus appear in the center of the image.

The comparatively bright star below the comet is SAO 37131.

 
An image generated using the Aladin Sky Atlas software package.
This image is a calibrated and enlarged version of the above. The position was determined of the apparent nucleus.
 
An image generated using the Aladin Sky Atlas software package.
This image shows objects from the Guide Star Catalog plotted on top of the above image down to magnitude 14. A portion of these stars was used to calibrate the image.
 
 
A map generated with Cartes du Ciel / Sky Charts software showing the location of Comet Tuttle when the above images were captured.
 

 

 
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