The Enormous Coma of Comet Hale-Bopp

This photo is a "sum" of the three exposures that served as the basis for the colour image. It has been contrast-enhanced to show the truly enormous size of the comet's coma, over 3 arcmin across. The optical reflection from the bright star to the lower left was also enhanced by this process.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9933b
Type:Observation
Release date:29 June 1999
Related releases:eso9933
Size:2034 x 1913 px

About the Object

Name:Comet Hale-Bopp
Type:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet : Coma
Category:Solar System

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