Asteroid Toutatis with the VLT

The telescope was set to follow the predicted motion of the asteroid during 60 seconds (beginning on September 28, 2004, 23:34 hrs UT) and the images of the background stars in the sky field therefore appear as long trails.

 



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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso0430a
Type:Observation
Release date:29 September 2004
Related releases:eso0430
Size:1961 x 1968 px

About the Object

Name:4179 Toutatis
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
• X - Solar System

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Very Large Telescope
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Notes: This image was observed simultaneously with a number of ESO telescopes from Paranal and La Silla observatories.

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