The field around yellow hypergiant star HR 5171

HR 5171, the brightest star just below the centre of this wide-field image, is a yellow hypergiant, a very rare type of stars with only a dozen known in our galaxy. Its size is over 1300 times that of the Sun — one of the ten largest stars found so far. Observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer have shown that it is actually a double star, with the companion in contact with the main star.

Të drejtat:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1409a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Mar 12, 2014, 12:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1409
Përmasat:7412 x 5484 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:HR 5171
Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary
Constellation:Centaurus
Kategori:Stars

Formate Fotografish

JPEG i madh
17,1 MB
Publikim JPEG
6,9 MB

E zmadhueshme


Wallpaper

1024x768
618,3 KB
1280x1024
1,1 MB
1600x1200
1,6 MB
1920x1200
1,9 MB
2048x1536
2,5 MB

Koordinatat

Position (RA):13 47 10.91
Position (Dec):-62° 35' 23.23"
Field of view:124.43 x 92.06 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 2.6° djathtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaTeleskopi
Optik
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optik
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infra të kuqe
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2