December 18, 2001
False color image of periodic comet 51P/Harrington (center), obtained
on 2001 Dec. 18.864UT with 19-cm, f/4 flat field S-C telescope, V filter
and Wright CCD. Exposure time was 120sec. IAUC
7769 reported the comet has split in two components along the E-W line
which is barely visible also on this image. Traces of an artificial satellite
are also present. Copyright © 2001 by H. Mikuz.