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The Comet and the Telescopes

The extended tail of Comet McNaught, seen from Paranal, observed in the evening of 18 January 2007, when the comet was setting behind the Pacific Ocean. In the foreground: one of the VLT Unit Telescope and two Auxiliary Telescopes.

Credit:

ESO/H.H.Heyer

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About the Image

Id:eso0705c
Type:Photographic
Release date:19 January 2007
Related releases:eso0705
Size:4293 x 2800 px

About the Object

Name:Comet McNaught, Very Large Telescope
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal
• X - Solar System

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