PIA02101: Capturing the Coma
 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 (w x h)
 Produced By:  University of Maryland
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02101.tif (262.6 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02101.jpg (15.99 kB)

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This image shows comet Tempel 1, as seen by the Deep Impact spacecraft on June 21, 2005. It was taken using the clear filter of the spacecraft's medium resolution imager camera. The spacecraft was 11,564,081.7 kilometers (7,185,920 miles) away from the comet. Twelve images were combined together, and a logarithmic stretch was applied to enhance the coma of the comet.

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