"Joint" Stellar Light-spot

This chart shows one of the first "joint" light-spots from a star as seen at this VLTI focus and resulting from the superposition of light collected with the 8.2-m VLT ANTU and MELIPAL telescopes. Despite the long optical paths (about 200 m), the quality is excellent (FWHM = 0.45 arcsec). Note that this is not (yet) an image of the stellar surface.



About the Image

Release date:5 November 2001
Related releases:eso0134
Size:800 x 569 px

About the Object

Name:Sun spot
Type:• Unspecified : Star : Feature : Photosphere : Sunspot

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