Optical image of the Kuiper Belt binary 2001 QW322

Optical image of the Kuiper Belt binary 2001 QW322 from Gemini North on July 8, 2005. Separation was 1.8 arcseconds. Their radii are about 50 kilometers. The pair is the two faint objects in the green circle.

Credit:

International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:geminiann08022a
Type:Planetary
Release date:Oct. 28, 2008, 6:26 p.m.
Related announcements:geminiann08022
Size:500 x 359 px

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