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.
About the Image
|Release date:||26 October 2000|
|Size:||525 x 712 px|
About the Object
|Name:||S/2000 S 2|
|Type:||• Solar System : Planet : Satellite|
• X - Solar System
Colours & filters
|MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope|