The star GJ1214

GJ1214 is a star five times smaller than our Sun and three hundred times less bright. Located only 40 light-years away from us, it is found to be surrounded by a super-Earth planet whose interior is likely mostly made of water ice. The planet appears to be rather hot and surrounded by a thick atmosphere, which makes it inhospitable for life as we know it on Earth.

This image is based on data obtained through 2 different filters (blue and red), which were taken 7 years apart. Because the star is very close to the Earth, it has a large apparent motion on the sky, and so has moved in between the 7 years. This is why the star appears as a double coloured object in this image.

Autorska prava:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

O slici

Id:eso0950b
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:16. decembar 2009. 19:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso0950
Veličina:9816 x 10685 px

O objektu

Naziv:GJ1214
Tip:Milky Way : Star
Udaljenost:40 svetlosnih godina
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Kategorija:Stars

Formati slika

Veliki JPEG
39,8 MB
JPEG izdanje
5,5 MB

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Koordinate

Position (RA):17 15 18.98
Position (Dec):4° 57' 49.69"
Field of view:164.72 x 179.31 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 0.4°levo od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTalasna dužinaTeleskop
Optički
B
445 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optički
R
658 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2