HD 87643

A close-up of the star HD 87643, taken with the adaptive optics instrument, NACO, on ESO's Very Large Telescope. Adaptive optics allows astronomers to compensate for the blurring effect of the atmosphere, revealing details 20 times smaller than the associated WFI image. The image was obtained in the near-infrared, through the K and L-bands. The field of view is 14 arc-seconds.

Credit:

ESO/F. Millour et al.

About the Image

Id:eso0928b
Type:Observation
Release date:5 August 2009
Related releases:eso0928
Size:544 x 544 px

About the Object

Name:HD 87643
Type:Milky Way : Star : Type : Exotic
Category:Stars

Image Formats

Large JPEG
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Screensize JPEG
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Wallpapers

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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Infrared
K
Very Large Telescope
NACO
Infrared
L
Very Large Telescope
NACO

 

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