Comet 8P/Tuttle | Hunter Wilson

Hunter Wilson
Location of photo
Lexington, Ohio
Date/Time of photo
December 26, 2007
Canon 350D Hap Griffin Baader Mod 13x180sec at iso 1600 30 Darks/Flats/Bias APM TMB 130/780 Refractor with AP Field Flattener Orion Atlas Mount guided with EQMOD and PHD
At the time of this image, it was located at: RA: 01h16m37.63s DE:+44°50'30.1" in the constellation Andromeda and was magnitude 6.2 8P/Tuttle is a periodic comet in our solar system. On January 2, 2008 it will pass Earth at a distance of only 0.25 AU. Later that month it will become favorable to Southern hemisphere observers. Comet 8P/Tuttle is responsible for the Ursid meteor shower in late December.