VLT/SPHERE and NACO 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. The observations of the red giant star L2 Puppis from the ZIMPOL mode of the newly installed SPHERE instrument are combined here with infrared data from NACO, also on the VLT, which shows a dust loop deployed on the far side of the upper part of the nebula. 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:eso1523b
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:Early Universe : 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
Infra të kuqe
H2 (1-0) S(1)
2.122 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO
Infra të kuqe
Br_gamma
2.166 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO
Infra të kuqe
Pf_gamma
3.74 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO
Infra të kuqe
Br_alpha
4.051 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO

 

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