Epsilon Indi B

Epsilon Indi A (the bright star at far right) and its brown dwarf companion Epsilon Indi B (circled). The upper image comes from one of the SuperCOSMOS Sky Surveys (SSS) optical photographic plates (I-band, centred at wavelength 0.7 µm) on which this very high proper motion object was discovered. The lower image is a near-infrared image (Ks-band, 2.1 µm) from the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS). Epsilon Indi B is much brighter in the near-infrared than at optical wavelengths, indicating that it is a very cool object. Both images cover roughly 7 x 5 arcmin.

Credit:

ESO/R.-D.Scholz et al. (AIP)

About the Image

Id:eso0303a
Type:Observation
Release date:13 January 2003
Related releases:eso0303
Size:1072 x 1556 px

About the Object

Name:Epsilon Indi B
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Brown Dwarf
• X - Stars

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
I
700 nm Other
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2.1 μm Other

 

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