8P/Tuttle | Doug Zubenel

Doug Zubenel
Location of photo
Pottawatomie Co., Kansas, USA.
Date/Time of photo
Dec. 26, 2007 at 00:57 UT
This is a 2 minute exposure with a 300mm Nikkor len @ f/5.6 on a Hutech modified Canon Rebel XTi at ISO 800.
The sky was perfectly clear at sunset on Christmas Day, which permitted my first look at 8P/Tuttle. With long, careful observations using averted vision, I could barely pick the comet out with my naked eye!
All comments must follow the Sky & Telescope Terms of Use and will be moderated prior to posting. Please be civil in your comments. Sky & Telescope reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter’s username, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.