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Photographer:

Jean-Claude Merlin

Email:

jcmerlin@wanadoo.fr

Location of Photo:

Mayhill (New Mexico, USA)

Date/Time of photo:

2017 April 15 - 10h57 UT

Equipment:

iTelescope.Net 43-cm reflector F/4.5 - FLI-PL6303E CCD camera - Luminance filter

Description:

Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak near magnitude 6 in constellation Draco at 0.156 AU from Earth. Few days after perihelion, the comet shows a bright and clearly elongated central condensation. 5-minute exposure tracked on the comet motion.

Website:

http://station504.pagesperso-orange.fr/

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