VFTS 102: the fastest rotating massive star (unannotated)

This view shows part of the stellar nursery called the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small neighbour of the Milky Way. At the centre lies the brilliant star VFTS 102 This view includes both visible-light and infrared images from the Wide Field Imager at the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at La Silla and the 4.1-metre infrared VISTA telescope at Paranal. VFTS 102 is the most rapidly rotating star ever found.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

ESO/M.-R. Cioni/VISTA Magellanic Cloud survey. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

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Auðkenni:eso1147c
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Des 5, 2011, 15:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1147
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Nafn:VFTS 102
Tegund:Local Universe : Nebula
Constellation:Dorado
Flokkur:Stars

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Position (RA):5 38 42.43
Position (Dec):-69° 6' 2.88"
Field of view:7.29 x 7.29 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.5° vinstri frá lóðréttu

 

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