Wide-field view of the sky around the nearby brown dwarf pair Luhman 16AB

This wide-field view of part of the southern constellation of Vela is centred on the position of the brown dwarf pair Luhman 16AB. It was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. As Luhman 16AB lies very close to the Solar System it moves relatively quickly across the sky. And as this picture was made from photographs taken many years apart the object appears twice, once as a blue spot and once as a red one!

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

About the Image

Id:eso1404f
Language:en-au
Type:Observation
Release date:29 January 2014, 16:00
Related releases:eso1404
Size:7631 x 5966 px

About the Object

Name:WISE J104915.57-531906.1
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Brown Dwarf
• X - Stars
Constellation:Vela

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 49 19.00
Position (Dec):-53° 19' 10.23"
Field of view:128.06 x 100.12 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 2.6° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Infrared
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

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