The parent star of the famous exoplanet Tau Boötis b

This chart shows the location of the star Tau Boötis in the constellation of Bootes (The Herdsman). This map shows most of the stars visible to the unaided eye under good conditions, and the location of the star itself is marked with a red circle. The star is easily seen with the unaided eye but the planet orbiting it has only just been detected directly from its own light using the ESO VLT.


ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Release date:27 June 2012, 19:00
Related releases:eso1227
Size:3338 x 4278 px

About the Object

Name:Boötes Constellation, Constellation Chart, Tau Boötis
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : White Dwarf
Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary

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