Widefield image of the sky around Barnard’s Star showing its motion

This wide-field image shows the surroundings of the red dwarf known as Barnard’s Star in the constellation of Ophiuchus (the Serpent-Bearer). This picture was created from material forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The centre of the image shows Barnard’s Star captured in three different exposures. The star is the fastest moving star in the night sky and its large apparent motion can be seen as its position changes between successive observations — shown in red, yellow and blue.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2 Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin
E — Red Dots

About the Image

Id:eso1837d
Type:Observation
Release date:14 November 2018, 19:00
Related releases:eso1837
Size:9808 x 8816 px

About the Object

Name:Barnard's Star b
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Category:Exoplanets

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 57 48.76
Position (Dec):4° 40' 27.02"
Field of view:166.77 x 149.91 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
749 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
649 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
I
825 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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