New Satellite of Saturn S/2000 S2

The photo shows the discovery images of a new Saturnian moon, as registered on August 7, 2000, with the Wide-Field Imager (WFI) camera at the MPG/ESO 2.2-m telescope at the La Silla Observatory. This is a combination of three successive WFI exposures of the moon, S/2000 S 2 . Due to its motion, there are three images (to the left).

Technical information: Combination of three 100 sec exposures in R-band filter, obtained at 15-min intervals. The field measures approx. 1.3 x 1.6 arcmin^2. The seeing was approx. 1.0 arcsec. North is up and East is left. 

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0036b
Type:Observation
Release date:26 October 2000
Related releases:eso0036
Size:578 x 700 px

About the Object

Name:S/2000 S 2
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Satellite
• X - Solar System

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BandTelescope
Optical
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
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