Mini-Comets coming off Comet SW-3

Image of Fragment B and associated mini-comets. This is a digitally-enhanced zoom-in version of ESO Press Photo eso0615 to show in a better way some of the smaller fragments. An arrow indicates the fragments that could be seen, including the main one - on top, the two just below that have just split and five others, much dimmer.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0615c
Type:Observation
Release date:25 April 2006
Related releases:eso0615
Size:1304 x 1354 px

About the Object

Name:Schwassmann-Wachmann 3
Type:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
Category:Solar System

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BandTelescope
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B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
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Very Large Telescope
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