Comet 9P/Tempel 1 from POR

Jean-Luc Dighaye

Images of comet 9P/Tempel 1 taken on 17.3.2005 with Nikon D100 at POR. Good transparence, average seeing, almost no wind.

Wide view: 00:02 UTC, APO 200/1600, 4 exposures of 60 s each at ISO 1600, cropped to FOV=51'

Narrow view: 00:43 UTC, C11 & reducer 280/2480, 8 exposures of 30s each at ISO 3200, cropped to FOV=27'

Note several diffuse objects to the lower left, including NGC 5171.