Shift-Added Composite Photo with Comet Halley Image

This image of the Comet Halley was produced by adding 81 individual frames with a total exposure time of 32284 seconds, while shifting their positions according to the motion of the comet. The faint, star-like image of Comet Halley is now visible (in circle, at centre); all other objects (stars, galaxies) in the field are "trailed". A satellite trail is visible at the very top. The field measures 60 x 40 square arcseconds; North is up and East is left.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0328c
Type:Observation
Release date:1 September 2003
Related releases:eso0328
Size:1515 x 940 px

About the Object

Name:Comet Halley
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
• X - Solar System

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