Comet Hyakutake - C/1996 B2

The left image, shown in red, was taken through a narrow-band red filter that shows only sunlight scattered by dust particles in the inner coma of the comet. The right image, shown in blue was taken with an ultraviolet 'Woods' filter image that shows the distribution of scattered ultraviolet radiation from hydrogen atoms in the inner coma.

Credit:

M.R. Combi (The University of Michigan)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9813a
Type:Collage
Release date:27 March 1998, 06:00
Size:1000 x 500 px

About the Object

Name:Hyakutake
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet : Coma
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
Far-UV
160 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
B
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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