Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik
|Deutsche Version||MPE HEG X-Ray Astronomy Wave ROSAT Gallery ROSAT Calendar Images 1997|
In March 1996 for the first time X-ray emission from a comet was detected. This surprising discovery was made during the comet Hyakutake's close approach to the earth. The X-ray emission was detected with the HRI in the 0.1 - 2.0 keV energy band and later on also seen in the data of the EUV telescope (WFC, 0.09 - 0.2 keV band) onboard ROSAT. The image shows the measured intensity of both instruments as contour lines (inside HRI, outside WFC) overlayed to an optical image taken with a common camera during the ROSAT observation.
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ROSAT (Röntgensatellit) 1997
Images from the X-ray sky with the ROSAT telescope · All rights reserved:
© Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Postfach 1603, 85740 Garching, Germany.
The X-ray images are produced by the SASS/EXSAS software MPE, ESO-MIDAS.
The ROSAT project is managed by the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Germany on behalf of the Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft, Forschung und Technologie (BMBF).
© X-Ray Group at MPE (group)
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