Looking for Faint Companions

The left side shows a raw image, while the right side shows the result after the newly developed technique was applied. Thanks to this technique it is possible to study the faint AB Doradus C (about 100 times fainter than its host), once the contamination from the brighter AB Doradus A and the artefacts due to atmospheric turbulence are subtracted. AB Doradus is the closest faint companion ever detected by imaging.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso0728a
Type:Observation
Release date:19 June 2007
Related releases:eso0728
Size:3521 x 1965 px

About the Object

Name:AB Doradus, AB Doradus C
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Distance:150 light years

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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Infrared
H
Very Large Telescope
SINFONI
Infrared
K
Very Large Telescope
SINFONI

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