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.

Credit:

ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0615a
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:25 april 2006
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0615
Grootte:1957 x 1956 px

Over het object

Naam:Schwassmann-Wachmann 3
Type:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
Categorie:Solar System

Afbeeldingstypen

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Achtergrond

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Kleuren & filters

BandGolflengteTelescoop
Optisch
B
420 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optisch
V
554 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optisch
R
657 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrarood
I
768 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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