The first "3D" data from the VLTI

This image was created from the first combined image and motion measurements from the AMBER instrument on the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. It shows the mysterious disc of material around the brilliant supergiant star HD 62623. The picture has been colour coded to show the velocities of the material in the disc: blue indicates that the material is coming towards us, and red that it is receding.


ESO/F. Millour

About the Image

Release date:26 January 2011, 12:00
Related announcements:ann11002
Size:1026 x 1026 px

About the Object

Name:HD 62623
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Blue Supergiant
• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk

Image Formats

Large JPEG
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Screensize JPEG
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Colours & filters

2.2 μm Very Large Telescope Interferometer


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