Pluto, Charon, and triple star "P126 A, B, C"

One of the images obtained with the NAOS-CONICA (NACO) adaptive optics (AO) camera mounted on the ESO VLT 8.2-m YEPUN telescope at the Paranal Observatory in connection with a stellar occultation by Pluto on July 20, 2002. The star was found to be triple.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0224b
Type:Observation
Release date:28 August 2002
Related releases:eso0224
Size:800 x 793 px

About the Object

Name:Charon, Pluto
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Satellite
• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Dwarf planet
• X - Solar System

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
K
2.2 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO

 

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