VLTI reconstructed view of the surface of Antares

Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer astronomers have constructed this remarkable image of the red supergiant star Antares. This is the most detailed image ever of this object, or any other star apart from the Sun.

Credit:

ESO/K. Ohnaka

About the Image

Id:eso1726a
Type:Observation
Release date:23 August 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1726
Size:600 x 600 px

About the Object

Name:Antares
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant
Constellation:Scorpius
Category:Stars

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):16 29 24.46
Position (Dec):-26° 25' 55.21"
Field of view:0.00 x 0.00 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
CO
2.30665 μm Very Large Telescope Interferometer
AMBER

 

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