The image is a direct photographic reproduction of the (negative) original Schmidt plate, made through an intermediate (positive) film in order to show the star field and the comet exactly as they look on the original plate. The diffuse image of the comet is situated at the centre. The comet moved 8 arcsec towards West and 3 arcsec towards North during the exposure.
About the Image
|Release date:||30 August 1995|
|Size:||836 x 658 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet|
• X - Solar System
Colours & filters
|665 nm||ESO 1-metre Schmidt telescope|
Notes: This image is an enhanced version of the direct observation.