Fragment B of comet SW-3

Image of the broken fragments surrounding Fragment B of Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 observed with FORS1 on ESO's VLT in four filters (B, V, R, and I). As the telescope was tracking the comet, the stars appear as coloured trails, indicating the order in which the comet was observed in the different filters. North is up and East is to the left.

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ESO

A proposito dell'immagine

Identificazione:eso0615a
Tipo:Osservazione
Data di pubblicazione:25 Aprile 2006
Notizie relative:eso0615
Dimensione:1957 x 1956 px

A proposito delll'oggetto

Nome:Schwassmann-Wachmann 3
Tipo:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
Categoria:Solar System

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Colori e filtri

BandaLunghezza d'ondaTelescopio
Ottico
B
420 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Ottico
V
554 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Ottico
R
657 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrarosso
I
768 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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