The aging double star IRAS 08544-4431 in the constellation of Vela (the sails)

This chart shows the location of the aging double star IRAS 08544-4431 in the constellation of Vela (The Sails). All stars visible to the naked eye on a dark and clear night are shown. This star is visible with a small telescope as an unremarkable single faint point of light.

Credit:

ESO/IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Id:eso1608c
Type:Chart
Release date:9 March 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1608
Size:3338 x 3433 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 08544-4431
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk
Distance:4000 light years
Category:Illustrations

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