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Herschel seen by Faulkes Telescope North

Herschel seen by Faulkes Telescope North


Date: 01 June 2013
Satellite: Herschel
Copyright: N. Howes/E. Guido/Faulkes Telescope/LCOGT

The Herschel space observatory is shown here in monochrome and negative against a backdrop of stars, the latter streaked by the telescope tracking the motion of the observatory as it drifts away from its position at Lagrange Point 2 into orbit around the Sun.

The image was taken on 27 June 2013 with the 2m Faulkes Telescope North on Haleakala, Hawaii using a Bessel R' band filter, and is a combination of seven 120-second exposures.

The Faulkes Telescopes are operated by the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
7-Dec-2021 05:35 UT

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