Comet NEOWISE Rotation Timelapse Sequence (annotated version)

A sequence of eight images reveals the rotation of Comet NEOWISE using data from the international Gemini Observatory’s Gemini North telescope on Hawai‘i’s Maunakea. The images were obtained on 1 August 2020 using the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph over a period of 1.5 hours. In this sequence, the set of eight images are looped nine times.


International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/M. Drahus/P. Guzik/J. Pollard

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Release date:Aug. 24, 2020, 3 p.m.
Related releases:noirlab2021
Duration:16 s
Frame rate:29.97

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