Observations of comet Hale-Bopp from La Silla

The image displays a part of the radio spectrum with emission from CH 3 OH molecules in the coma of Comet Hale-Bopp, as observed with the 15-m SEST telescope at La Silla from August 16 to 19, 1998. Three lines of this molecule were detected at 145.0938, 145.0974 and 145.1032 GHz, respectively. The total integration (exposure) time is 708 min. The intensity is indicated in units of antenna temperature.



About the Image

Release date:22 October 1998
Related releases:eso9849
Size:3000 x 2821 px

About the Object

Name:Comet Hale-Bopp, Spectrum
Type:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet : Coma
Category:Solar System

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