Comet Hale-Bopp

False-colour composite photo of Comet Hale-Bopp, obtained on June 18, 1999, with the EMMI instrument at the ESO 3.5-m New Technology Telescope (NTT) at La Silla. Three exposures were made through V- (green-yellow; 60 sec; here colour-coded as "blue"), R- (red; 30 sec; "green") and I (infrared, 30s; "red"), respectively. The sky field measures about 7.2 x 7.2 arcmin 2 (2048x2048 pixels). The pixel size is 0.21/arcsec. North is up and East is left. The comet moved just over 1 arcsec during this series of exposures. The bright star in the lower left quadrant is unsually red. The broad line extending to the right from this star is an optical reflection in the telescope. A distant galaxy is seen to the right below the centre (at 4 o'clock) of the comet.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso9933a
Type:Observation
Release date:29 June 1999
Related releases:eso9933
Size:2034 x 1910 px

About the Object

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

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BandTelescope
Optical
V
New Technology Telescope
EMMI
Optical
R
New Technology Telescope
EMMI
Infrared
I
New Technology Telescope
EMMI

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