Neptune from the VLT and Hubble

The image of the planet Neptune on the left was obtained during the testing of the Narrow-Field adaptive optics mode of the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. The image on the right is a comparable image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Note that the two images were not taken at the same time so do not show identical surface features.

Credit:

ESO/P. Weilbacher (AIP)/NASA, ESA, and M.H. Wong and J. Tollefson (UC Berkeley)

About the Image

Id:eso1824c
Type:Collage
Release date:18 July 2018, 12:00
Related releases:eso1824
Size:2416 x 1248 px

About the Object

Name:Neptune
Type:Solar System : Planet
Category:Solar System

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
551 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
b
467 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
R
658 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
y
547 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
I
806 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
i
790 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
i
763 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
Z
920 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE

 

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