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The System Oph 1622

Near-infrared image of the system Oph 162225-240515AB, obtained with ISAAC on ESO's Very Large Telescope. North is up and East is to the left. The apparent separation is less than 2 arcseconds, corresponding to 242 times the distance between the Earth and the Sun (242 astronomical units) at the distance of the system, 400 light-years

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About the Image

Id:eso0629b
Type:Observation
Release date:4 August 2006
Related releases:eso0629
Size:2269 x 2262 px

About the Object

Name:Oph 1622
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Brown Dwarf
• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary
• X - Stars
Distance:400 light years

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