Location of the HR 6819 in the constellation of Telescopium

This chart shows the location of the HR 6819 triple system, which includes the closest black hole to Earth, in the constellation of Telescopium. This map shows most of the stars visible to the unaided eye under good conditions and the system itself is marked with a red circle. While the black hole is invisible, the two stars in HR 6819 can be viewed from the southern hemisphere on a dark, clear night without binoculars or a telescope.

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ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

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Id:eso2007b
Type:Artwork
Release date:6 May 2020, 14:00
Related releases:eso2007
Size:3338 x 3360 px

About the Object

Name:HR 6819
Type:Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation
Category:Illustrations

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