Fifteen consecutive sixty-second exposures of Comet 67P

Fifteen consecutive sixty-second exposures of Comet 67P obtained on single night using an r' band filter with the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph on the Gemini South telescope in Chile. Images run left to right, top to bottom, with the initial and final positions of the comet indicated by arrow. The changes in apparent brightness of the comet are due to varying sky brightness since the comet was positioned close to the Sun as viewed from the Earth.

Credit:

International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:geminiann14012b
Type:Collage
Release date:Nov. 17, 2014, 1:28 p.m.
Related announcements:geminiann14012
Size:1005 x 498 px

About the Object

Name:Comet 67P
Category:Solar System

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