RS Ophiuchi in Outburst

Radio map and VLTI measurements of the outburst of the binary system RS Ophiuchi. The characteristics dimensions measured with AMBER on the VLT Interferometer are shown as the blue, yellow and red lines - corresponding to different wavelengths. They are overplotted on a radio map of the same object obtained with the VLBA by O'Brien and colleagues. The VLTI data were obtained 5.5 days after the outburst, while the radio observations were done 13.8 days after the outburst. Clearly the material released by the outburst has been expanding.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0706c
Type:Observation
Release date:23 February 2007
Related releases:eso0706
Size:1973 x 1983 px

About the Object

Name:RS Ophiuchi
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable : Nova
• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary
• X - Stars
Distance:5000 light years

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