Sky Field in Ophiuchus

The image shows the a new stellar system, as imaged with the ISAAC multi-mode instrument on the 8.2-m VLT ANTU telescope at Paranal during the follow-up observations. The circumstellar disk is well visible in the left part of the field as a shadow in front of the nebula. Many background galaxies are visible in this deep image and one edge-on galaxy is seen visible close to the image centre.

The image is based on the combination of three 10-min exposures in the mentioned infrared filters, obtained with the ISAAC instrument on the 8.2-m VLT ANTU telescope. The field measures 2.1 x 1.6 arcmin2. The seeing was 0.4 arcsec and the pixel size is 0.148 arcsec.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0214b
Type:Observation
Release date:7 May 2002
Related releases:eso0214
Size:873 x 698 px

About the Object

Name:Rho Ophiuchi
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Protoplanetary
• X - Stars
Distance:500 light years
Constellation:Ophiuchus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):16 28 10.71
Position (Dec):-24° 31' 49.68"
Field of view:2.11 x 1.68 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.8° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Infrared
J
Very Large Telescope
ISAAC
Infrared
H
Very Large Telescope
ISAAC
Infrared
K
Very Large Telescope
ISAAC

 

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