2001 KX76 - the record-breaking asteroid observed with Astrovirtel

This image is a colour composite image, based on three exposures with the Wide Field Imager (WFI) at the MPG/ESO 2.2-m telescope at the La Silla Observatory. The exposures were made through V, R and I-band filters. On the image another (closer) asteroid reveals itself - the coloured dots to the left reveal that this object moved between the three exposures.

Credit:

ESA, ESO, Astrovirtel & Gerhard Hahn (German Aerospace Center, DLR)

About the Image

Id:heic0110a
Type:Observation
Release date:23 August 2001, 15:00
Related releases:heic0110
Size:1569 x 1211 px

About the Object

Name:Asteroid 2001 KX76
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Infrared
I
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

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