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.

Crediti:

ESO

Riguardo l'immagine

Identificazione:eso0108a
Tipo:Osservazione
Data di rilascio:06 Marzo 2001
Notizie relative:eso0108
Grandezza:2826 x 1928 px

Riguardo all'oggetto

Nome:Comet Hale-Bopp
Tipo:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
Categoria:Solar System

Formati delle immagini

JPEG grande
2,4 MB

Sfondi

1024x768
341,1 KB
1280x1024
630,8 KB
1600x1200
918,1 KB
1920x1200
1,1 MB
2048x1536
1,4 MB

 

Vedere anche