Zooming in on the nearby brown dwarf Luhman 16B

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This video starts with a broad view of the entire sky and closes in on the southern constellation of Vela (The Sails). In the final sequence, among huge numbers of faint stars, a very faint double object appears. This is WISE J104915.57-531906.1AB, which is informally known as Luhman 16AB. It is a recently discovered pair of brown dwarfs only six light-years from the Sun.

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ESO/I. Crossfield/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org)/Digitized Sky Survey 2
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About the Video

Id:eso1404c
Release date:29 January 2014, 19:00
Related releases:eso1404
Duration:56s

About the Object

Name:WISE J104915.57-531906.1
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Brown Dwarf
• X - Stars

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