R Aquarii peculiar stellar relationship captured by SPHERE

While testing a new subsystem on the SPHERE planet-hunting instrument on ESO’s Very Large telescope, astronomers were able to capture dramatic details of the turbulent stellar relationship in the binary star R Aquarii with unprecedented clarity — even compared to observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

This image is from the SPHERE/ZIMPOL observations of R Aquarii, and shows the binary star itself, as well as the jets of material spewing from the stellar couple.

Të drejtat:

ESO/Schmid et al.

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1840a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Dhj 12, 2018, 14:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1840
Përmasat:1890 x 1890 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:R Aquarii
Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable
Constellation:Aquarius
Kategori:Stars

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):23 43 49.51
Position (Dec):-15° 17' 4.72"
Field of view:0.06 x 0.06 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 2.1° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Optik
H-alpha
644 nmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE

 

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