Photos

AFRL detects moon around asteroid with smallest telescope yet

At left is an unprocessed image of the asteroid Kalliope with its satellite Linus not easily visible taken with the Air Force Research Laboratory's Starfire Optical Range telescope at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico on November 29, 2021 . At right, after fitting Kalliope as a Lorentzian and subtracting the model, Linus shows up in the residuals as a bright spot below where Kalliope was before subtraction. North is up and East is to the left. The scale in km is at the distance of the asteroid. (Image/Starfire Optical Range)

PHOTO BY: Starfire Optical Range
VIRIN: 211102-F-F3963-1010.JPG
FULL SIZE: 0.04 MB
Additional Details

No camera details available.

IMAGE IS PUBLIC DOMAIN

Read More

This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at https://www.dimoc.mil/resources/limitations, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.

Graphics

AFRL detects moon around asteroid with smallest telescope yet
At left is an unprocessed image of the asteroid Kalliope with its satellite Linus not easily visible taken with the Air Force Research Laboratory's Starfire Optical Range telescope at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico on November 29, 2021 . At right, after fitting Kalliope as a Lorentzian and subtracting the model, Linus shows up in the residuals as a bright spot below where Kalliope was before subtraction. North is up and East is to the left. The scale in km is at the distance of the asteroid. (Image/Starfire Optical Range)

Download Image: Full Size (0.04 MB)
Tags:
Photo by: Starfire Optical Range |  VIRIN: 211102-F-F3963-1010.JPG