The Sub-Stellar Companion to GQ Lupi

VLT NACO image, taken in the Ks-band, of GQ Lupi. The feeble point of light to the right of the star is the newly found cold companion. It is 250 times fainter than the star itself and it located 0.73 arcsecond west. At the distance of GQ Lupi, this corresponds to a distance of roughly 100 astronomical units. North is up and East is to the left.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0511a
Type:Observation
Release date:7 April 2005
Related releases:eso0511
Size:1116 x 930 px

About the Object

Name:GQ Lupi
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Distance:450 light years

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