Disc around the young star RX J1615

Using the ESO’s SPHERE instrument at the Very Large Telescope, a team of astronomer observed the planetary disc surrounding the star RX J1615 which lies in the constellation of Scorpius, 600 light-years from Earth. The observations show a complex system of concentric rings surrounding the young star, forming a shape resembling a titanic version of the rings that encircle Saturn. Such an intricate sculpting of rings in a protoplanetary disc has only been imaged a handful of times before.

The central part of the image appears dark because SPHERE blocks out the light from the brilliant central star to reveal the much fainter structures surrounding it.

Të drejtat:

ESO, J. de Boer et al.

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1640b
Data e Publikimit:Nën 9, 2016, 12:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1640
Përmasat:666 x 666 px

Rreth objektit

Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Protoplanetary
Constellation:Scorpius
Kategori:Exoplanets
Stars

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):16 15 20.24
Position (Dec):-32° 55' 5.07"
Field of view:0.08 x 0.08 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 12.3° djathtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Infra të kuqe
H2H3
1.667 μmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE
Infra të kuqe
H2H3
1.593 μmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE

 

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