New Satellite of Saturn S/2000 S2
The photo shows the discovery images of a new Saturnian moon, 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. This is a combination of three successive WFI exposures of the moon, S/2000 S 2 . Due to its motion, there are three images (to the left).
Technical information: Combination of three 100 sec exposures in R-band filter, obtained at 15-min intervals. The field measures approx. 1.3 x 1.6 arcmin^2. The seeing was approx. 1.0 arcsec. North is up and East is left.
About the Image
|Release date:||26 October 2000|
|Size:||578 x 700 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|