Location of photoLexington, Ohio
Date/Time of photoDecember 26, 2007
EquipmentCanon 350D Hap Griffin Baader Mod
13x180sec at iso 1600
APM TMB 130/780 Refractor with AP Field Flattener
Orion Atlas Mount guided with EQMOD and PHD
DescriptionAt 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.