The unusual exoplanet HIP 65426b — SPHERE's first

The exoplanet HIP 65426b — the first to be seen by the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. The image of the parent star has been removed from the image for clarity, and its position marked with a cross; the circle indicates the orbit of Neptune around the Sun on the same scale. The planet is clearly visible at the lower-left in this remarkable image.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:ann17041a
Type:Collage
Release date:6 July 2017, 17:00
Related announcements:ann17041
Size:680 x 680 px

About the Object

Name:HIP 65426b
Type:Milky Way : Planet
Category:Exoplanets

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
K1
2.11 μmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE
Infrared
K2
2.251 μmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE

 

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