An "International" Comet Hale-Bopp Image

This photo is a false-colour reproduction of the central part of a CCD frame that was obtained by visiting astronomers Mats Dahlgren (Uppsala Astronomical Observatory, Sweden) and Felix Lahulla (Observatorio Astronomico Nacional, Madrid, Spain), observing with the Dutch 0.90-metre telescope at the ESO La Silla observatory in Chile. The pixel size is 0.44 arcsec and the field measures approx. 1.2 x 1.2 arcmin. North is up and East is to the left. It is a 2-min exposure, taken through a red filtre, just before midnight (UT) between August 31 and September 1, 1995. The astronomers cleaned and flat-fielded the image before it was transmitted to the ESO Headquarters in Garching (Germany) where it was colour-coded for display on the ESO WWW Hale-Bopp Homepage.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9523a
Type:Observation
Release date:5 September 1995
Related releases:eso9523
Size:520 x 589 px

About the Object

Name:Comet Hale-Bopp
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
• X - Solar System

Image Formats

Fullsize Original
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Large JPEG
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Screensize JPEG
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Wallpapers

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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
R
Dutch 0.9-metre telescope

Exposure time: 120s

 

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