SPHERE's view of Betelgeuse in December 2019

The red supergiant star Betelgeuse, in the constellation of Orion, has been undergoing unprecedented dimming. This stunning image of the star’s surface, taken with the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope late last year, is among the first observations to come out of an observing campaign aimed at understanding why the star is becoming fainter. When compared with the image taken in January 2019, it shows how much the star has faded and how its apparent shape has changed.

Autorska prava:

ESO/M. Montargès et al.

O slici

Id:eso2003a
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:14. februar 2020. 14:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso2003
Veličina:816 x 816 px

O objektu

Naziv:Betelgeuse
Tip:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant
Constellation:Orion
Kategorija:Stars

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Koordinate

Position (RA):5 55 10.42
Position (Dec):7° 24' 23.73"
Field of view:0.01 x 0.01 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je -0.0°levo od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTalasna dužinaTeleskop
Optički
H-alpha
645 nmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE

 

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