An Asteroid with a Tail?

Discovery image of P/1997 T3, obtained on October 1, 1997, with the 1-metre ESO Schmidt telescope at the La Silla observatory in the Chilean Atacama desert. The object is seen as a small straight and sharp "asteroidal trail" (in 4 o`clock orientation) on the lower right side of the strong white line in the middle of the field, directly opposite the white dot (these marks were placed in order to mark the position of the new object on the film).

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9729a
Type:Observation
Release date:24 November 1997
Related releases:eso9729
Size:507 x 504 px

About the Object

Name:P/1997 T3
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
• X - Solar System

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