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Tempel 1 from Mauna Kea, March, 2005

Tempel 1 from Mauna Kea, March, 2005
Hi-Res GIF (2.76 MB)

This 300-second image of comet 9P/Tempel 1 was taken with the University of Hawaii 2.2m telescope on Mauna Kea Hawaii, on March 10, 2005 with a 2048 x 2048 pixel CCD imager with a R-filter, sensitive to dust. North is up and east is to the left in this negative image. The coma, which is forming around the nucleus, extends toward the West, about 70,000 km (approximately 43,500 miles) or about 100 arc seconds.

CREDIT: UH/K. Meech

 

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