Fragment B of comet SW-3

Image of the broken fragments surrounding Fragment B of Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 observed with FORS1 on ESO's VLT in four filters (B, V, R, and I). As the telescope was tracking the comet, the stars appear as coloured trails, indicating the order in which the comet was observed in the different filters. North is up and East is to the left.

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ESO

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso0615a
Type:Observation
Date de publication:25 avril 2006
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso0615
Taille:1957 x 1956 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:Schwassmann-Wachmann 3
Type:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
Catégorie:Solar System

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Couleurs & filtres

DomaineLongueur d'ondeTélescope
Visible
B
420 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Visible
V
554 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Visible
R
657 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrarouge
I
768 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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