The predicted trajectory of Alpha Centauri A and B

The predicted trajectory of Alpha Centauri A (orange) and B (red), superimposed onto an image taken with the SOFI instrument on ESO’s New Technology Telescope (NTT) and the NACO instrument on the VLT. It shows the conjunction with the star S5 (the brightest star in the NACO image). In the background a Digitised Sky Survey 2 image is shown.

Credit:

P. Kervella et al. (CNRS / U. de Chile / Observatoire de Paris / LESIA)/ESO

About the Image

Id:ann16075a
Type:Artwork
Release date:20 October 2016, 16:00
Related announcements:ann16075
Size:4256 x 2922 px

About the Object

Name:Alpha Centauri A, Alpha Centauri B
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Category:Exoplanets

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