Comet Hyakutake

This image captures details of the complex tail system of Comet Hyakutake. It was obtained with the ESO 1-m Schmidt telescope at La Silla on February 28.36 UT under good observing conditions by ESO night assistant Oscar Pizarro. The exposure lasted 60 min and was made on sensitized Kodak Pan 4415 film behind a GG385 filtre. This emulsion/filtre combination allows to record a broad spectral interval (3900-7000 A) whereby faint structures are better seen. However, detailed spectral information, by which the emitters may be identified, is lost for the same reason.

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About the Image

Id:eso9617a
Type:Observation
Release date:4 March 1996
Related releases:eso9617
Size:796 x 501 px

About the Object

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

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