First Infrared ESO Image of Comet Hale-Bopp

This false-colour image of the newly discovered comet Hale-Bopp was obtained by Chris Lidman and Patrice Bouchet on August 5, 1995, UT 03:30, with the MPI/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla observatory. It was registered with the infrared-sensitive instrument IRAC2 on a 256x256 pixel Nicmos3 detector and through a J-band filtre (wavelength centered at 1.5 micron) during an 8-minute exposure. The scale is 0.52 arcsec/pixel and the field of the image covers 2.2 x 2.2 arcminutes. The atmospheric seeing was 0.8 arcsecond. North is up and east is to the left.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9520a
Type:Observation
Release date:25 August 1995
Related releases:eso9520
Size:5449 x 5455 px

About the Object

Name:Comet Hale-Bopp
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
• X - Solar System

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1.5 μm MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
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