The star HIC 59206 (AO corrected image)

This is the first image obtained by the first MACAO-VLTI system at the 8.2-m VLT KUEYEN telescope in the infrared K-band (wavelength 2.2 µm). It displays images of the star HIC 59206 (visual magnitude 10) obtained after the adaptive optics system was switched on, allowing the two stars to be clearly seen. The binary stars are separated by 0.120 arcsec and the image was taken under medium seeing conditions (0.75 arcsec).

Crédit:

ESO

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso0313c
Type:Observation
Date de publication:13 mai 2003
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso0313
Taille:800 x 798 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:HIC 59206
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary
Catégorie:Stars

Image Formats

Grand JPEG
31,8 Kio

Couleurs & filtres

DomaineLongueur d'ondeTélescope
Infrarouge
K
2.2 μm Very Large Telescope Interferometer
CRIRES