Disc around the star HD 97048

Using the ESO’s SPHERE instrument at the Very Large Telescope, a team of astronomer observed the planetary disc surrounding the star HD 97048 in the constellation of Chameleon, about 500 light-years from Earth. The juvenile disc is formed into concentric rings. This symmetry is in contrast to most protoplanetary systems which contain asymmetrical spiral arms, voids and vortexes.

The displayed image is a composite derived from two independent observations that targeted the inner and outer regions of this disc.

The central part of the image appears dark because SPHERE blocks out the light from the brilliant central star to reveal the much fainter structures surrounding it.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

ESO, C. Ginski et al.

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Auðkenni:eso1640c
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Nóv 10, 2016, 11:58 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1640
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Nafn:HD97048
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Protoplanetary
Constellation:Chamaeleon
Flokkur:Stars

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Position (RA):11 8 3.32
Position (Dec):-77° 39' 17.48"
Field of view:0.11 x 0.11 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er -0.0° vinstri frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Innrautt
J
1.213 μmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE
Innrautt
H2H3
1.593 μmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE
Innrautt
H2H3
1.667 μmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE

 

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