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109P/Swift-Tuttle (click to enlarge)

Date: 1 Nov 1992

Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle is the parent comet to the annual Perseids meteor shower. This comet visits the inner solar system every 133 years.

This image was obtained in November 1992 at 24.74 UT with the 171/200/257mm Schmidt camera. Exposure time was 10 minutes and the photographic emulsion was Kodak Ektachrome 100. The comet's total magnitude was then about 5.0.

Credit: Gerald Rhemann

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