This image of Periodic Comet Tsuchinshan 1 was obtained on
1997 December 31 with Spacewatch. The image is 4.5
arcminutes square with north at the top and west on
This image is the result of co-adding 2 images while
shifting the images to account for the comet's motion.
The comet is the diffuse object near the center of the
The fuzzy vertical streak is a result of a bright star
outside of the present image, but still in the original
Click on the thumbnail for the full view of the comet.
Last update: January 31, 1998