ALMA's View of Comet 46P/Wirtanen

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Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), M. Cordiner, NASA/CUA; Derek Demeter, Emil Buehler Planetarium

Side-by-side comparison shows an ALMA image of comet 46P/Wirtanen (left) and an optical image (right). The ALMA image has approximately 1000 times the resolution of the optical image and zooms in on the inner portion of the comet\'s diffuse coma.

Provider: National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Image Source: https://public.nrao.edu/news/2018-alma-comet/

Curator: NRAO/AUI/NSF, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Comet 46P/Wirtanen
Subject - Solar System
Interplanetary Body > Comet

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
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ID
NRAO_Gallery_nrao18cb27_Side_by_side
Subject Category
A.2.2  
Subject Name
Comet 46P/Wirtanen
Credits
ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), M. Cordiner, NASA/CUA; Derek Demeter, Emil Buehler Planetarium
Release Date
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://public.nrao.edu/news/2018-alma-comet/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
ALMA
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Millimeter
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NRAO/AUI/NSF
URL
https://public.nrao.edu
Name
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Email
outreach@nrao.edu
Telephone
Address
520 Edgemont Road
City
Charlottesville
State/Province
Virginia
Publisher
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Publisher ID
nrao
Resource ID
Metadata Date
2018-12-20T09:33:28-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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