Beta Pictoris as seen in infrared light - annotated

This composite image represents the close environment of Beta Pictoris as seen in near infrared light. This very faint environment is revealed after a very careful subtraction of the much brighter stellar halo. The outer part of the image shows the reflected light on the dust disc, as observed in 1996 with the ADONIS instrument on ESO's 3.6 m telescope; the inner part is the innermost part of the system, as seen at 3.6 microns with NACO on the Very Large Telescope. The newly detected source is more than 1000 times fainter than Beta Pictoris, aligned with the disc, at a projected distance of 8 times the Earth-Sun distance. Both parts of the image were obtained on ESO telescopes equipped with adaptive optics. 

Herkunftsnachweis:

ESO/A.-M. Lagrange et al.

Über das Bild

ID:eso0842b
Typ:Beobachtung
Veröffentlichungsdatum:21. November 2008
Dazugehörige Veröffentlichungen:eso0842
Größe:990 x 985 px

Über das Objekt

Name:Beta Pictoris
Typ:Milky Way : Planet
Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Entfernung:70 Lichtjahre
Kategorie:Exoplanets
Stars

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Farben & Filter

SpektralbereichTeleskop
InfrarotVery Large Telescope
NACO
InfrarotESO 3.6-metre telescope
ADONIS

 

Siehe auch