Comet Tuttle, 1980

Comet 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.

Comet Tuttle 2017