First Spectrum of Comet Hyakutake

This diagram shows the first spectrum obtained of comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake), which is expected to pass near the Earth in late March 1996. It was taken by Tomaz Zwitter, visiting astronomer at the ESO La Silla Observatory from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. It has been flux- [(erg/s/cm2/A) within 2x14 arcsecond slit centered on comet] and wavelength- [Angstrom] calibrated.

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About the Image

Id:eso9611a
Type:Chart
Release date:11 February 1996
Related releases:eso9611
Size:671 x 554 px

About the Object

Name:C/1996 B2, Comet Hyakutake, Spectrum
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
• X - Solar System

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