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Comet 103P/Hartley 2 from Deep Impact, in color

Comet 103P/Hartley 2 from Deep Impact, in color

NASA / JPL-Caltech / UMD / Daniel Macháček

Comet 103P/Hartley 2 from Deep Impact, in color
Best color image of comet 103P/Hartley 2 taken with Deep Impact's High Resolution Imager on 4 November 2010.

It's made from three images taken 4.11.2010 between 13:49:45 and 13:50:00 UTC from distance between 7458 and 7218 km through IR (5002035), green (5002037) and blue (5002038) filters (Lindler et al 2012). Color is enhanced and spectrally extended beyond human vision.

Resolution is 14.5 m/pix.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Daniel Macháček

Original image data dated on or about November 4, 2010

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