The sky around the red dwarf star Ross 128

This image shows the sky around the red dwarf star Ross 128 in the constellation of Virgo (The Virgin). It was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. Ross 128 appears at the centre of the picture. Close inspection reveals that Ross 128 has a strange multiple appearance as this image was created from photographs taken over a more than forty year period, and the star, which is only 11 light-years from Earth, moved across the sky significantly during this time. Ross 128 is a “quiet” red dwarf star and is orbited by Ross 128 b, an exoplanet with a similar mass and temperature to the Earth.

Credit:

Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1736b
Type:Observation
Release date:15 November 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1736
Size:10380 x 9870 px

About the Object

Name:Ross 128
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Constellation:Virgo
Category:Exoplanets

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 47 43.78
Position (Dec):0° 48' 25.06"
Field of view:174.30 x 165.74 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
R
630 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
630 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
I
797 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
I
797 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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