The sky around Alpha Centauri and Proxima Centauri

This image of the sky around the bright star Alpha Centauri AB also shows the much fainter red dwarf star, Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. The picture was created from pictures forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The blue halo around Alpha Centauri AB is an artifact of the photographic process, the star is really pale yellow in colour like the Sun.

Proxima Centauri appears as a faint red star towards the lower-right of the picture, a labelled version is available here.

Të drejtat:

Digitized Sky Survey 2
Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin/Mahdi Zamani

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1629i
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Gus 24, 2016, 19:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1629
Përmasat:11086 x 11256 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Proxima b, Proxima Centauri
Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Constellation:Centaurus
Kategori:Exoplanets

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):14 34 50.06
Position (Dec):-61° 38' 30.09"
Field of view:186.33 x 189.18 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.5° djathtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

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Optik
B+R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
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Digitized Sky Survey 2
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Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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