PIA03299: Tempel Poses Next to a Star
Target Name: Tempel 1
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Deep Impact
Spacecraft: Deep Impact
Instrument: Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
Product Size: 512 x 512 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: University of Maryland
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Original Caption Released with Image:

This image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen by the Deep Impact spacecraft on June 19, 2005. It was taken using the clear filter of the spacecraft's medium resolution imager camera. The spacecraft was 13,341,692.5 kilometers (8,290,528 miles) away from the comet. Four images were combined together to create this picture, and a logarithmic stretch was applied to enhance the coma of the comet. The star to the right is six times brighter than the brightest pixel of the comet.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD

Image Addition Date:
2005-06-19