New Satellite of Saturn S/2000 S1

The photo shows the discovery of two new Saturnian moons, as registered on August 7, 2000, with the Wide-Field Imager (WFI) camera at the MPG/ESO 2.2-m telescope at the La Silla Observatory. It displays the faint image of the newly discovered moon S/2000 S 1 in the lower right corner of the field. A spiral galaxy is seen in the upper left corner of this photo. The other objects are (background) stars in the Milky Way.


Technical information: 100 sec exposure in R-band filter. The field measures approx. 2.2 x 3.0 arcmin^2. North is up and East is left. 

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0036a
Type:Observation
Release date:26 October 2000
Related releases:eso0036
Size:525 x 712 px

About the Object

Name:S/2000 S 2
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Satellite
• X - Solar System

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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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