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Herschel by Faulkes Telescope North
- Title Herschel by Faulkes Telescope North
- Released 01/07/2013 4:00 pm
- 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 2 m 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.
- Id 294105