The interstellar asteroid 1I/2017 U1 (‘Oumuamua)

Raw image straight from ESO's Very Large Telescope. 1I/2017 U1 (‘Oumuamua), the interstellar asteroid, is the tiny dot at the centre, above the brighter star. Though actually faint, in this image the asteroid appears bright.

Credit:

ESO/O.Hainaut

About the Image

Id:rama_raw
Type:Planetary
Release date:23 November 2017, 13:14
Size:838 x 475 px

About the Object

Name:1I/2017 U1 (‘Oumuamua)
Type:Milky Way : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid

Image Formats

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Screensize JPEG
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
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470 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2

 

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