Comet Halley develops 15-degree tail

Comet Halley develops 15-degree tail (February 27). (ESO Press Photo eso9004; Colour). This image was taken using a special custom-made telescope which was dismantled shortly after the comet went away.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso8607b
Type:Observation
Release date:6 March 1986
Related releases:eso8607
Size:1401 x 1725 px

About the Object

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

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
426 nm Other

 

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