8P Tuttle Passes M33
The night of Dec 30 2007 the bright comet 8P Tuttle passed close to
M33. These are some pictures and a movie of that encounter
click on the images for a full size
The red box shows the approximate size of the full frame image.
This is a combination of 14 60 second exposures processed using
ImagesPlus. The comet shows as a streak. These photos were
taken from about 20:30 to 21:52 PST from South San Jose CA
The comet was blazing across the sky. To show this better here is a movie of the comet's
motion. This is a 2.7 MB wmv file.
These photos were taken with a Canon 20Da using a Televue 76.
They were taken unguided on an Orion Skyview Pro mount.