VFTS 102: the fastest rotating star

This view shows part of the stellar nursery called the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small neighbour of the Milky Way. At the centre lies the brilliant star VFTS 102 This view includes both visible-light and infrared images from the Wide Field Imager at the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at La Silla and the 4.1-metre infrared VISTA telescope at Paranal. VFTS 102 is the most rapidly rotating star ever found.

Të drejtat:

ESO/M.-R. Cioni/VISTA Magellanic Cloud survey. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1147a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Dhj 5, 2011, 15:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1147
Përmasat:1284 x 1284 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:VFTS 102
Tipi:Local Universe : Star : Spectral Type : O
Distanca:150000 vite dritë
Kategori:Stars

Formate Fotografish

JPEG i madh
673,2 KB

Wallpaper

1024x768
398,5 KB
1280x1024
570,1 KB
1600x1200
674,1 KB
1920x1200
727,2 KB
2048x1536
930,5 KB

 

Shih dhe