Comet C/2001 Q4 (NEAT)

This image of Comet C/2001 Q4 (NEAT) was taken at the WIYN 0.9-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, AZ, on May 7, 2004. The image was taken with the Mosaic I camera, which has a one-square degree field of view, or about five times the size of the Moon. Even with this large field, only the comet’s coma and the inner portion of its tail are visible. This color image was assembled by combining images taken through blue, green and red filters. This image is the subject of NOAO Press Release 04-04.

Credit:

T. A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage), Z. Levay and L.Frattare (Space Telescope Science Institute) and WIYN/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/

About the Image

Id:noao0405a
Type:Planetary
Release date:May 25, 2004
Related releases:noao0405
Related announcements:noaoann04011
Size:4136 x 3813 px

About the Object

Name:C/2001 Q4
Category:Solar System

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Colors & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
438 nmWIYN 0.9-meter Telescope
Mosaic I
Optical
V
538 nmWIYN 0.9-meter Telescope
Mosaic I
Optical
R
651 nmWIYN 0.9-meter Telescope
Mosaic I