Io

Io, the volcanic moon of Jupiter, as imaged with the VLT NAOS-CONICA Adaptive Optics instrument on 5 December 2001, through a near-infrared, narrow optical filter (Brackett-gamma at wavelength 2.166 µm). Despite the small angular diameter of Io, about 1.2 arcsec, many features are visible at this excellent optical resolution.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0204b
Type:Observation
Release date:31 January 2002
Related releases:eso0204
Size:800 x 820 px

About the Object

Name:Io
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
• X - Solar System

Image Formats

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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Infrared
Br-gamma
Very Large Telescope
NACO

 

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