Infant Solar System in Ophiuchus

An enlargement of ESO Press Photo eso0214 showing the unusual "Flying Saucer" object in more detail.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0214c
Type:Observation
Release date:7 May 2002
Related releases:eso0214
Size:800 x 800 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
Constellation:Ophiuchus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):16 28 13.61
Position (Dec):-24° 31' 37.33"
Field of view:0.52 x 0.52 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.3° right 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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