The enormous coma of comet Hale-Bopp

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eso_eso9933b June 29th, 1999

Credit: ESO

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.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso9933b/

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 » Coma

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_grayscale New Technology Telescope (EMMI) Optical (V) -
Arrow_left_grayscale New Technology Telescope (EMMI) Optical (R) -
Arrow_left_grayscale New Technology Telescope (EMMI) Infrared (I) -
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ID
eso9933b
Subject Category
A.2.2.2  
Subject Name
Comet Hale-Bopp
Credits
ESO
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso9933b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
N/A
Facility
New Technology Telescope, New Technology Telescope, New Technology Telescope
Instrument
EMMI, EMMI, EMMI
Color Assignment
Grayscale, Grayscale, Grayscale
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
2034.0, 1913.0
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
eso9933b
Metadata Date
2009-01-20T10:52:43+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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