Comet Tuttle, 1980
Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak is a periodic comet with the designation 41P.
It's estimated to be 1.4 kilometers in diameter.
The comet was
discovered by Horace Parnell Tuttle on May 3rd, 1858 and was
rediscovered independantly by Michel Giaconini and Lubor Kresak in 1907
and 1951 respectively. It is a member of the Jupiter family of comets.41P
was recovered on November 10th, 2016 by Pan-STARRS.
On April 1st, 2017
the comet will pass 0.142 AU or 13,200 miles from the durface of the
Earth. It is expected to brighten to around 7th magnitude and be
visible in binoculars.I shot the image below on March 19th, 2017.