Proxima Centauri - the nearest star

A small sky field with the nearest known star, Proxima Centauri, close to the centre. This object is cool and red and it is brighter on the near-infrared image (in the I-filter at 900 nm) to the left than on the red image (in the R-filter at 600 nm) to the right. The rapid motion is easy to perceive. The field measures 10 x 10 arcmin 2 ; North is up and East is left. Reproduced from the Digital Sky Survey (STScI Digitized Sky Survey, (C) 1993, 1994, AURA, Inc. all rights reserved - cf. http://archive.eso.org/dss/dss).

Kilde:

ESO

Om bildet

ID:eso0232a
Type:Kollasj
Publiseringsdato:29. november 2002
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso0232
Størrelse:1293 x 642 px

Om objektet

Navn:Proxima Centauri
Type:Milky Way : Star
Avstand:4 lysår
Kategori:Stars

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Farger og filtre

BåndBølgelengdeTeleskop
Optisk
R
600 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Infrarødt
I
900 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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