The Star HIC 59206 (AO corrected image)

This is the first image obtained by the first MACAO-VLTI system at the 8.2-m VLT KUEYEN telescope in the infrared K-band (wavelength 2.2 µm). It displays images of the star HIC 59206 (visual magnitude 10) obtained after the adaptive optics system was switched on, allowing the two stars to be clearly seen. The binary stars are separated by 0.120 arcsec and the image was taken under medium seeing conditions (0.75 arcsec).

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso0313c
Type:Observation
Release date:13 May 2003
Related releases:eso0313
Size:800 x 798 px

About the Object

Name:HIC 59206
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary
• X - Stars

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
K
2.2 μm Very Large Telescope

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