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  Summary: After a 13.6-year absence, Comet 8P/Tuttle is once again traveling through the inner solar system. At closest approach to Earth on Jan. 1st and 2nd, 2008, the comet will brighten to 5th or 6th magnitude, barely visible to the naked eye but a fine target for backyard telescopes and digital cameras. [sky map] [ephemeris] [orbit]
  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Todd Hargis,
Horseshoe Bay, Texas...northwest of Austin.
Dec. 29, 2007
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Well the night was clear at first then high clouds quickly passed, I shot my images around them. I used my New Nikon D3 (what a camera) and my 200mm F/2.8 lens to image the comet and M33. I also used the same lens to image Comet Holmes. Temperature was in the 40s.

Christoph Otawa,
Geretsried, Bavaria, Germany
Dec. 27, 2007
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Animation over 35min shows the fast movement of 8P/Tuttle. Canon 400D, EF 2,8/200mmL @ f3,5, ISO800, each exposure 3min30s.

[wide-field view]

Giampaolo Salvato,
nord of Italy,near Verona at altitude of 3000 feet
Dec. 28, 2007
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These shot,You can see the comet Holmes,Tuttle and M31-M33 plus many other object. I take this shot with Canon 5D and 50mm. objective number 10 shot of min.5 at iso 400 Giampaolo

Laurent Laveder,
Quimper, Bretagne, France
Dec. 30, 2007
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Yesterday night, I was out for a few minutes, the time necessary to take 5 fifteen seconds exposures for a panoramic view of the comets Holmes and Tuttle, near the Triangulum Galaxy. Tonight, Tuttle will be even closer!

G√ľnther Strauch,
Borken, NRW, Germany
Dec. 29, 2004

Canon EOS 20D, 800 ASA, 300 secondes exposure, 135 mm tele lens, f=2.8 A round green comet now!

Bareket observatory,
Dec. 27, 2007
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more images (Dec. 29): from Doug Zubenel of Pottawatomie Co., Kansas, USA; from Luca Basili of Rome - Italy; from Jan Qvam of Horten Natursenter, Norway; from Marco Langbroek of De Wilck (near Leiden), the Netherlands;

more images (Dec. 27-28): from Pat Pinnell of Villa Ridge, Mo; from Bostjan Skuk of Observatory Dovce, Slovenia; from Frans Kerren of Venlo-Netherlands;

more images (Dec. 25-26): from R.T. Smith of Stoneville, NC;