Dennis Brogman and his team at the George Observatory near Houston, Texas, took this image of Tempel 1 on August 6 at 9.13 hours UT. This image is a single, 240-second exposure using a photometric red filter which emphasizes the dust in the comet's coma and tail. An SBIG ST-9E CCD camera was used with the observatory's 0.91-meter Cassegrain telescope at f/7.6. The field of view is 5 x 5 arcminutes and covers an area of the sky that is one-twentieth of the size of a full moon.
Image Date: 2000 Aug 6
CREDIT: George Observatory/Dennis Borgman et al.