SPHERE observations of the planet HD 131399Ab

This annotated composite image shows the newly discovered exoplanet HD 131399Ab in the triple-star system HD 131399. The image of the planet was obtained with the SPHERE imager on the ESO Very Large Telescope in Chile. This is the first exoplanet to be discovered by SPHERE and one of very few directly-imaged planets. With a temperature of around 580 degrees Celsius and an estimated mass of four Jupiter masses, it is also one of the coldest and least massive directly-imaged exoplanets.

This picture was created from two separate SPHERE observations: one to image the three stars and one to detect the faint planet. The planet appears vastly brighter in this image than in would in reality in comparison to the stars.

Të drejtat:

ESO/K. Wagner et al.

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1624d
Tipi:Ngjitje
Data e Publikimit:Kor 7, 2016, 20:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1624
Përmasat:3000 x 3000 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:HD 131399Ab
Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Distanca:300 vite dritë
Kategori:Exoplanets

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Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Infra të kuqe
K1
2.11 μmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE

 

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