Minimoon 2020 CD3 in Color

International Gemini Observatory image of 2020 CD3 (center, point source) obtained with the 8-meter Gemini North telescope on Hawaii’s Maunakea. The image combines three images each obtained using different filters to produce this color composite. 2020 CD3 remains stationary in the image since it was being tracked by the telescope as it appears to move relative to the background stars, which appear trailed due to the object’s motion.

Credit:

International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/G. Fedorets

About the Image

Id:noirlab2007a
Type:Planetary
Release date:Feb. 27, 2020, 3 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2007
Related announcements:ann20017
Size:1600 x 1600 px

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BandTelescope
Gemini North