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ESO TIMMI2 images of Tempel 1, before and after impact
- Title ESO TIMMI2 images of Tempel 1, before and after impact
- Released 05/07/2005 1:00 pm
- Copyright ESO
The first ESO observations were done in the infrared by the TMMI2 instrument at the 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla, at 21:20 CEST (still daylight in Chile).
These first observations showed the comet to be two to three times brighter in the infrared than the day before the impact. The coma is also much more extended than it was before the impact.
- Id 213501