Comet Hale-Bopp, at a distance of nearly 2,000 million kilometres from the Sun

Comet Hale-Bopp, still active at a distance of nearly 2,000 million kilometres from the Sun. The photo is a colour composite of several exposures in different wavebands, obtained with the Wide-Field Imager (WFI) camera at the MPG/ESO 2.2-m telescope at the La Silla Observatory. Despite the very large distance from the Sun, the comet is still "active" — it continues to lose material, as demonstrated by the curved jet, and also possesses an enormous coma. The broad, fan-shaped extension in the tail direction (to the upper left) measures at least 2 million kilometres.

Bildnachweis:

ESO

Über das Bild

ID:eso0108a
Typ:Beobachtung
Veröffentlichungsdatum:6. März 2001
Dazugehörige Veröffentlichungen:eso0108
Größe:2826 x 1928 px

Über das Objekt

Name:Comet Hale-Bopp
Typ:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
Kategorie:Solar System

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Farben & Filter

SpektralbereichTeleskop
Optisch
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optisch
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optisch
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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