Comet Hale-Bopp

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eso_eso9933a June 29th, 1999

Credit: ESO

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.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso9933a/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Comet Hale-Bopp
Subject - Solar System
Interplanetary Body » Comet

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue New Technology Telescope (EMMI) Optical (V) -
Arrow_left_green New Technology Telescope (EMMI) Optical (R) -
Arrow_left_red New Technology Telescope (EMMI) Infrared (I) -
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ID
eso9933a
Subject Category
A.2.2  
Subject Name
Comet Hale-Bopp
Credits
ESO
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso9933a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
N/A
Facility
New Technology Telescope, New Technology Telescope, New Technology Telescope
Instrument
EMMI, EMMI, EMMI
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Infrared
Bandpass
V, R, I
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
60, 30, 30
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso9933a
Metadata Date
2009-01-20T10:52:20+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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