8P/Tuttle

 Comet 8P/Tuttle

 

Good thing I observed this comet AFTER seeing Holmes get so thinned out (diffuse).  It was a very diffuse comet.   If I had not experienced comet Holmes, I'm not sure if I would have even detected this comet.  I found it in binoculars, and it was about the size that Holmes was several weeks before, but was very thinned out (diffuse) just as Holmes was at this very time.  I compared one to the other in these reports.   
 
 
The first drawing is on January 2, 2008.
    
 
 
The second drawing is from January 5, 2008.
 
 
The 3rd and last drawing is from January 6, 2008.  I finally moved up to the big leagues (!) and got a decent form page to use for drawing.   No more scribble circles for me!
 
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