Asymmetries in the Coma of Comet Hyakutake

This false-colour photo demonstrates the asymmetry, now apparent in the coma of Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake). This comet made a close approach to the Earth (15 million kilometres) on March 25, 1996.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9612a
Type:Observation
Release date:16 February 1996
Related releases:eso9612
Size:858 x 865 px

About the Object

Name:Comet Hyakutake
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet : Coma
• X - Solar System

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nmESO 3.6-metre telescope
EFOSC
Optical
R
665 nmESO 3.6-metre telescope
EFOSC

 

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