Orbits of Twin Moonlets around 87 Sylvia

Composite image showing the positions of Remus and Romulus around 87 Sylvia on 9 different nights as seen on NACO images. It clearly reveals the orbits of the two moonlets. The inset shows the potato shape of 87 Sylvia. The field of view is 2 arcsec. North is up and East is left.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0526a
Type:Observation
Release date:11 August 2005
Related releases:eso0526
Size:800 x 800 px

About the Object

Name:87 Sylvia
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Satellite
• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
• X - Solar System

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BandTelescope
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Very Large Telescope
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