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 - the three components (A, B and C), as well as Pluto and its moon, Charon, are indicated for easy orientation.
About the Image
|Release date:||28 August 2002|
|Size:||795 x 788 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Solar System : Planet : Satellite|
• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Dwarf planet
• X - Solar System
Colours & filters
|2.2 μm||Very Large Telescope|