Proxima Centauri - the nearest star

A small sky field with the nearest known star, Proxima Centauri, close to the centre. This object is cool and red and it is brighter on the near-infrared image (in the I-filter at 900 nm) to the left than on the red image (in the R-filter at 600 nm) to the right. The rapid motion is easy to perceive. The field measures 10 x 10 arcmin 2 ; North is up and East is left. Reproduced from the Digital Sky Survey (STScI Digitized Sky Survey, (C) 1993, 1994, AURA, Inc. all rights reserved - cf. http://archive.eso.org/dss/dss).

Crédito:

ESO

Sobre a imagem

Id:eso0232a
Tipo:Montagem
Data de divulgação:29 de Novembro de 2002
Notícias relacionadas:eso0232
Tamanho:1293 x 642 px

Sobre o objeto

Nome:Proxima Centauri
Tipo:Milky Way : Star
Distância:4 anos-luz
Categoria:Stars

Formatos de imagens

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Cores e filtros

BandaComprimento de ondaTelescópio
Óptico
R
600 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Infravermelho
I
900 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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