The star T Leporis to scale
Comparison between the VLTI image of the Mira-like star T Leporis and the size of the orbit of the Earth around the Sun. The VLTI observations reveal the presence of a spherical molecular shell surrounding the star, which is about 100 times as large as the Sun.
Also marked is the resolution of the image, 4 milli-arcseconds.
ESO/J.-B. Le Bouquin et al.
About the Image
|Release date:||18 February 2009|
|Size:||1000 x 1000 px|
About the Object
Colours & filters
|1.5 μm||Very Large Telescope|
|1.675 μm||Very Large Telescope|
|1.825 μm||Very Large Telescope|