VLT/SPHERE and NACO image of the star L2 Puppis and its surroundings

Some of the sharpest images ever made with ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time revealed what appears to be an ageing star in the early stages of forming a butterfly-like planetary nebula. The observations of the red giant star L2 Puppis from the ZIMPOL mode of the newly installed SPHERE instrument are combined here with infrared data from NACO, also on the VLT, which shows a dust loop deployed on the far side of the upper part of the nebula. The dying stages of the lives of stars continue to pose many riddles for astronomers.

Oikeudet:

ESO/P. Kervella

Kuvasta

Tunnistus:eso1523b
Tyyppi:Havainto
Julkaisupäivä:10. kesäkuuta 2015 12:00
Vastaavat julkaisut:eso1523
Koko:1104 x 1104 px

Kohteesta

Nimi:L2 Puppis
Tyyppi:Early Universe : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Constellation:Puppis
Kategoria:Stars

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Position (RA):7 13 32.32
Position (Dec):-44° 38' 23.07"
Field of view:0.01 x 0.01 arcminutes
Suuntaus:Pohjoinen on 0.0° vasen pystysuuntaan nähden

Värit ja suotimet

KaistaAallonpituusTeleskooppi
Optinen
V
554 nmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE
Optinen
V
554 nmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE
Optinen
R
646 nmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE
Optinen
R
646 nmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE
Infrapuna
H2 (1-0) S(1)
2.122 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO
Infrapuna
Br_gamma
2.166 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO
Infrapuna
Pf_gamma
3.74 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO
Infrapuna
Br_alpha
4.051 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO

 

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