The brown dwarf object 2M1207 and GPCC

This is a composite image of the brown dwarf object 2M1207 (centre) and the fainter object seen near it, at an angular distance of 778 milliarcsec. Designated "Giant Planet Candidate Companion" by the discoverers, it may represent the first image of an exoplanet. Further observations, in particular of its motion in the sky relative to 2M1207 are needed to ascertain its true nature. The photo is based on three near-infrared exposures (in the H, K and L' wavebands) with the NACO adaptive-optics facility at the 8.2-m VLT Yepun telescope at the ESO Paranal Observatory.

Credit:

ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0428a
Type:Collage
Publicatiedatum:10 september 2004
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0428
Grootte:2361 x 2371 px

Over het object

Naam:2M1207
Type:Milky Way : Star : Type : Brown Dwarf
Afstand:230 lichtjaren
Categorie:Stars

Afbeeldingstypen

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Kleuren & filters

BandGolflengteTelescoop
Infrarood
J
1.265 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO
Infrarood
K
2.18 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO
Infrarood
L
3.8 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO