Beta Pictoris as seen in infrared light - annotated

This composite image represents the close environment of Beta Pictoris as seen in near infrared light. This very faint environment is revealed after a very careful subtraction of the much brighter stellar halo. The outer part of the image shows the reflected light on the dust disc, as observed in 1996 with the ADONIS instrument on ESO's 3.6 m telescope; the inner part is the innermost part of the system, as seen at 3.6 microns with NACO on the Very Large Telescope. The newly detected source is more than 1000 times fainter than Beta Pictoris, aligned with the disc, at a projected distance of 8 times the Earth-Sun distance. Both parts of the image were obtained on ESO telescopes equipped with adaptive optics. 

Autorska prava:

ESO/A.-M. Lagrange et al.

O slici

Id:eso0842b
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:21. novembar 2008.
Povezana saopštenja:eso0842
Veličina:990 x 985 px

O objektu

Naziv:Beta Pictoris
Tip:Milky Way : Planet
Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Udaljenost:70 svetlosnih godina
Kategorija:Exoplanets
Stars

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Boje i flteri

OpsegTeleskop
InfracrveniVery Large Telescope
NACO
InfracrveniESO 3.6-metre telescope
ADONIS