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.

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ESO

O slici

Id:eso0428a
Tip:Kolaž
Datum objavljivanja:10. septembar 2004.
Povezana saopštenja:eso0428
Veličina:2361 x 2371 px

O objektu

Naziv:2M1207
Tip:Milky Way : Star : Type : Brown Dwarf
Udaljenost:230 svetlosnih godina
Kategorija:Stars

Formati slika

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Boje i flteri

OpsegTalasna dužinaTeleskop
Infracrveni
J
1.265 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO
Infracrveni
K
2.18 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO
Infracrveni
L
3.8 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO