Comet Hale-Bopp

The image is a direct photographic reproduction of the (negative) original Schmidt plate, made through an intermediate (positive) film in order to show the star field and the comet exactly as they look on the original plate. The diffuse image of the comet is situated at the centre. The comet moved 8 arcsec towards West and 3 arcsec towards North during the exposure.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9521a
Type:Observation
Release date:30 August 1995
Related releases:eso9521
Size:836 x 658 px

About the Object

Name:Comet Hale-Bopp
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
• X - Solar System

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
R
665 nmESO 1-metre Schmidt telescope

Notes: This image is an enhanced version of the direct observation.

 

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