Digitized Sky Survey image around R Aquarii

While testing a new subsystem on the SPHERE planet-hunting instrument on ESO’s Very Large telescope, astronomers were able to capture dramatic details of the turbulent stellar relationship in the binary star R Aquarii with unprecedented clarity —even compared to observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

The image is a colour composite made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2), and shows the region surrounding R Aquarii, the vivid orange point at the centre of the image.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin

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Auðkenni:eso1840d
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Des 12, 2018, 14:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1840
Stærð:12144 x 12722 px

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Nafn:R Aquarii
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable
Constellation:Aquarius
Flokkur:Stars

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Position (RA):23 43 48.27
Position (Dec):-15° 17' 0.73"
Field of view:204.47 x 214.21 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.1° vinstri frá lóðréttu

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Sýnilegt
B
479 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
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R
649 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Sýnilegt
I
825 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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