VLT/SPHERE image of the star L2 Puppis and its surroundings

Some of the sharpest images ever made with ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time revealed what appears to be an ageing star in the early stages of forming a butterfly-like planetary nebula. These observations of the red giant star L2 Puppis from the ZIMPOL mode of the newly installed SPHERE instrument also reveal a close companion. The dying stages of the lives of stars continue to pose many riddles for astronomers.

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ESO/P. Kervella

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1523a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Qer 10, 2015, 12:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1523
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Rreth objektit

Emri:L2 Puppis
Tipi:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Constellation:Puppis
Kategori:Stars

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):7 13 32.32
Position (Dec):-44° 38' 23.07"
Field of view:0.01 x 0.01 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.0° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Optik
V
554 nmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE
Optik
V
554 nmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE
Optik
R
646 nmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE
Optik
R
646 nmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE

 

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