The brown dwarf LP 944-20

The sky field with the nearby Brown Dwarf LP 944-20 at the centre, as photographed in blue (B), red (R) and near-infrared (IR) light (reproduced from the Digital Sky Survey [STScI Digitized Sky Survey, (C) 1993, 1994, AURA, Inc. all rights reserved - cf. http://archive.eso.org/dss/dss]). The object (at the arrow) is obviously very red. Another much younger Brown Dwarf, Cha HA 2 , has one. 

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0220a
Type:Observation
Release date:1 August 2002
Related releases:eso0220
Size:1721 x 555 px

About the Object

Name:LP 944-20
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Brown Dwarf
• X - Stars
Distance:15 light years

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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrared
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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