Titan Observed Through Nine Different Filters on November 26, 2002

Images of Titan taken on November 26, 2002 through nine different filters to probe different altitudes, ranging from the stratosphere to the surface. On this night, a stable "seeing" (image quality before adaptive optics correction) of 0.9 arcsec allowed the astronomers to attain the diffraction limit of the telescope (0.032 arcsec resolution). Due to these good observing conditions, Titan's trailing hemisphere was observed with contrasts of about 40%, allowing the detection of several bright features on this surface region, once thought to be quite dark and featureless.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0408b
Type:Observation
Release date:1 April 2004
Related releases:eso0408
Size:800 x 771 px

About the Object

Name:Titan
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Satellite
• X - Solar System

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BandTelescope
Infrared
Near-IR
Very Large Telescope
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