Halley's Comet

A collage showing the evolution of Comet 1P/Halley as it moved away from the Sun. A major outburst took place in early 1991, just before the third image. The last image shows the dust released during the outburst started to disperse.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9103b
Type:Observation
Release date:16 April 2013, 15:45
Related releases:eso9103
Size:2702 x 2454 px

About the Object

Name:Comet Halley
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
• X - Solar System

Image Formats

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2.8 MB
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504.3 KB

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
R
650 nmDanish 1.54-metre telescope

 

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