P/1997 T3: Asteroid or Comet?

This image shows P/1997 T3 on October 6, 1997 at 05:13:54 UT. This image of the new object (slightly above and to the left of the centre of the field) was obtained with the 0.6-m Bochum telescope at La Silla; the observer was Andreas Nathues. The tail is faintly visible to the lower left of the point-like object (in the 7 o'clock direction).

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9729b
Type:Observation
Release date:24 November 1997
Related releases:eso9729
Size:300 x 300 px

About the Object

Name:P/1997 T3
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
• X - Solar System

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