RX J0806.3+1527 Stellar Binary System

Image shows U and R filter images of the sky field around RX J0806.3+1527 (at centre of circle), obtained with the FORS2 multi-mode instrument on VLT KUEYEN. The object is brightest at the shorter wavelength (U-band) - reflecting its very high temperature. The image is reproduced from FORS2-exposures, obtained in November 1999 in the U- and R-bands, and both lasting 300 seconds. The field measures 2.0 x 1.5 arcmin2.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0211a
Type:Observation
Release date:15 March 2002
Related releases:eso0211
Size:1600 x 583 px

About the Object

Name:RX J0806.3+1527
Type:Milky Way : Star : Type : Exotic : X-Ray Binary
Distance:1600 light years
Category:Stars

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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
Very Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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