SPHERE's view of Betelgeuse in December 2019

The red supergiant star Betelgeuse, in the constellation of Orion, has been undergoing unprecedented dimming. This stunning image of the star’s surface, taken with the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope late last year, is among the first observations to come out of an observing campaign aimed at understanding why the star is becoming fainter. When compared with the image taken in January 2019, it shows how much the star has faded and how its apparent shape has changed.

Të drejtat:

ESO/M. Montargès et al.

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso2003a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Shk 14, 2020, 14:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso2003
Përmasat:816 x 816 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Betelgeuse
Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant
Constellation:Orion
Kategori:Stars

Formate Fotografish

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):5 55 10.42
Position (Dec):7° 24' 23.73"
Field of view:0.01 x 0.01 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është -0.0° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Optik
H-alpha
645 nmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE

 

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