A dust jet from Comet Austin (1989 c1)

This a computer-enhanced NTT image of the newly discovered Comet Austin (1989 c1) which may become comparatively bright during mid-April 1990 when it approaches the Sun to within 50 million kilometres. On May 25, it will be only 36 million kilometres from the Earth. After mid-April, it will be well visible from the northern hemisphere in the early evening.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9003f
Type:Collage
Release date:6 February 1990
Related releases:eso9003
Size:1209 x 1215 px

About the Object

Name:Comet Austin 1989c1
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
• X - Solar System

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