Disc around the young star RX J1615

Using the ESO’s SPHERE instrument at the Very Large Telescope, a team of astronomer observed the planetary disc surrounding the star RX J1615 which lies in the constellation of Scorpius, 600 light-years from Earth. The observations show a complex system of concentric rings surrounding the young star, forming a shape resembling a titanic version of the rings that encircle Saturn. Such an intricate sculpting of rings in a protoplanetary disc has only been imaged a handful of times before.

The central part of the image appears dark because SPHERE blocks out the light from the brilliant central star to reveal the much fainter structures surrounding it.

Autorska prava:

ESO, J. de Boer et al.

O slici

Id:eso1640b
Datum objavljivanja:9. novembar 2016. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1640
Veličina:666 x 666 px

O objektu

Tip:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Protoplanetary
Constellation:Scorpius
Kategorija:Exoplanets
Stars

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Koordinate

Position (RA):16 15 20.24
Position (Dec):-32° 55' 5.07"
Field of view:0.08 x 0.08 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 12.3°desno od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTalasna dužinaTeleskop
Infracrveni
H2H3
1.667 μmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE
Infracrveni
H2H3
1.593 μmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE

 

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