Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's Motion in the Sky

Composite image of the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (the trail of light at the centre), recorded on February 26, 2004, at 6:15 UT with the SUSI-2 camera on the 3.5-m New Technology Telescope. It is based on fifteen series of exposures seen in three different wavebands. Because the comet is moving with respect to the background stars, it appears as a trail.

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About the Image

Id:eso0406b
Type:Observation
Release date:2 March 2004
Related releases:eso0406
Size:884 x 628 px

About the Object

Name:67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
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