Planet Beta Pictoris seen with the NACO APP (annotated)

The planet Beta Pic b imaged at a wavelength of 4.05 micrometres with the VLT’s NACO instrument using the Apodising Phase Plate (APP) coronagraph on 3 April 2010. The “bad” (bright) side of the image is visible to the right while the central bright regions of the central star (Beta Pictoris) have been masked out to enable the viewer to see clearly the planet to the left of the star. At its current projected position the planet is roughly 6.5 AU away from its host star (1 AU being the distance Earth–Sun). The planet’s mass is estimated to be roughly nine times that of Jupiter.

This view can be compared with the view with NACO without the APP coronagraph (eso1024a).

Crediti:

ESO

A proposito dell'immagine

Identificazione:ann1037d
Tipo:Osservazione
Data di pubblicazione:Giovedì 01 Luglio 2010 10:10
Annunci al proposito:ann1037
Dimensione:2144 x 1938 px

A proposito delll'oggetto

Nome:Beta Pictoris
Tipo:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Distanza:80 Anni luce
Categoria:Exoplanets
Stars

Formati delle immagini

JPEG grande
594,7 KB

Zoom


Sfondi

1024x768
158,5 KB
1280x1024
241,8 KB
1600x1200
328,1 KB
1920x1200
372,3 KB
2048x1536
487,4 KB

Colori e filtri

BandaLunghezza d'ondaTelescopio
Infrarosso
Near-IR
4.05 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO