SPHERE image of the disc around AB Aurigae

This image shows the disc around the young AB Aurigae star, where ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has spotted signs of planet birth. Close to the centre of the image, in the inner region of the disc, we see the ‘twist’ (in very bright yellow) that scientists believe marks the spot where a planet is forming. This twist lies at about the same distance from the AB Aurigae star as Neptune from the Sun.

The image was obtained with the VLT’s SPHERE instrument in polarised light.

Të drejtat:

ESO/Boccaletti et al.

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso2008a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Maj 20, 2020, 14:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso2008
Përmasat:664 x 664 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:AB Aurigae
Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable
Constellation:Auriga
Kategori:Stars

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):4 55 45.87
Position (Dec):30° 33' 3.89"
Field of view:0.13 x 0.13 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është -0.0° majtas vertikales

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1.625 μmVery Large Telescope
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