Asteroid Toutatis with the VLT
The telescope was set to follow the predicted motion of the asteroid during 60 seconds (beginning on September 28, 2004, 23:34 hrs UT) and the images of the background stars in the sky field therefore appear as long trails.
About the Image
|Release date:||29 September 2004|
|Size:||1961 x 1968 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid|
• X - Solar System
Colours & filters
|Very Large Telescope|
Notes: This image was observed simultaneously with a number of ESO telescopes from Paranal and La Silla observatories.