The sky around Alpha Centauri and Proxima Centauri

This image of the sky around the bright star Alpha Centauri AB also shows the much fainter red dwarf star, Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. The picture was created from pictures forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The blue halo around Alpha Centauri AB is an artifact of the photographic process, the star is really pale yellow in colour like the Sun.

Proxima Centauri appears as a faint red star towards the lower-right of the picture, a labelled version is available here.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

Digitized Sky Survey 2
Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin/Mahdi Zamani

Um myndina

Auðkenni:eso1629i
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Ágú 24, 2016, 19:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1629
Stærð:11086 x 11256 px

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:Proxima b, Proxima Centauri
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Constellation:Centaurus
Flokkur:Exoplanets

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Position (RA):14 34 50.06
Position (Dec):-61° 38' 30.09"
Field of view:186.33 x 189.18 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.5° højre frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðSjónauki
Sýnilegt
B+R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
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R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
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Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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