Comets 8P/Tuttle and 46P/Wirtanen observed 1.1.2008 at Taurus Hill Observatory.

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Comet 8P/Tuttle was observed at THO 1.1.2008. The exposures in the picture below are 15×30 sec. and the field of view is about 12×10 arc minutes. The star just abowe the comet is GSC 1749-1022 and it has a brightness of 11.5 magnitudes.  

Research team also obseved the comet 46P/Wirtanen (found by the finnish related Carl Wirtanen, 1948). The comet was the original destination for the Rosetta. The field of view in the second picture below is about 11×8 arc minutes. Just behind the comet, there is a star GSC 5832-242 that has a brightness of 11.7 magnitudes.

Observer: Veli-Pekka Hentunen.

Comet 8P/Tuttle


Comet 46P/Wirtanen