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Comet Halley from Giotto, in color

Comet Halley from Giotto, in color

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ESA / MPS (H. U. Keller) / Daniel Macháček

Comet Halley from Giotto, in color
Color mosaic of comet 1P/Halley taken by the HMC camera onboard ESA's Giotto spacecraft. Source images were taken between 13 and 14 March 1986 through red, blue and clear filters. Last image was taken at a distance of 1,936 kilometers.

All source images were resampled to 50 m/pix resolution. 

(Keller et al 1992)
Keller, H. U., N. Thomas, W. Curdt, and G. Schwarz, GIOTTO HALLEY MULTICOLOR CAMERA IMAGES V1.0, GIO-C-HMC-3-RDR-HALLEY-V1.0, NASA Planetary Data System, 1992

Original image data dated on or about March 14, 1986

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