Comet LINEAR (C/2000 WM1)

Image of Comet LINEAR (C/2000 WM1) with the UVES slit viewer image. The colour composite in the large frame (sky field: 16 x 16 square arcmin) was obtained by Gordon Garradd (Loomberah, NSW, Australia, loomberah@ozemail.com.au). The UVES slit viewer photo (small frame; 40 x 40 square arcsec) is a false-colour image taken in the (red) R-band with UVES+KUEYEN on March 22, 2002; it shows the position of the narrow spectrograph slit (0.45 arcsec wide and 8 arcsec long) crossing the inner coma and through which the comet's light was captured to produce high-resolution spectra. The slit has been offset from the center of light to reduce contamination from solar light reflected off dust particles in the comet's coma - there is most dust near the nucleus.

Të drejtat:

G. Garradd/ESO

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso0329a
Tipi:Ngjitje
Data e Publikimit:12 Shtator 2003
Publikime të ngjashme:eso0329
Përmasat:982 x 672 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:C/2000 WM1 (LINEAR)
Tipi:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
Kategori:Solar System

Formate Fotografish

JPEG i madh
209,5 KB

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaTeleskopi
Optik
R
Very Large Telescope

Shënime: The left image was taken using the VLT, the right is a photograph captured by Gordon Garradd.

 

Shih dhe