Image of the 2I/Borisov interstellar comet captured with the VLT

This image was taken with the FORS2 instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in late 2019, when comet 2I/Borisov passed near the Sun.

Since the comet was travelling at breakneck speed, around 175 000 kilometres per hour, the background stars appeared as streaks of light as the telescope followed the comet’s trajectory. The colours in these streaks give the image some disco flair and are the result of combining observations in different wavelength bands, highlighted by the various colours in this composite image.

Telif:

ESO/O. Hainaut

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Kimlik:eso2106a
Tür:Gezegene ait
Yayın tarihi:30 Mart 2021 17:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso2108, eso2106
Boyut:1677 x 989 px

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Adı:2I/Borisov
Tür:Milky Way : Interplanetary Body : Comet
Kategori:Stars

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440 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
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910 nmVery Large Telescope
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655 nmVery Large Telescope
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768 nmVery Large Telescope
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557 nmVery Large Telescope
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