SPHERE image of the disc around AB Aurigae

This image shows the disc around the young AB Aurigae star, where ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has spotted signs of planet birth. Close to the centre of the image, in the inner region of the disc, we see the ‘twist’ (in very bright yellow) that scientists believe marks the spot where a planet is forming. This twist lies at about the same distance from the AB Aurigae star as Neptune from the Sun.

The image was obtained with the VLT’s SPHERE instrument in polarised light.

Autorska prava:

ESO/Boccaletti et al.

O slici

Id:eso2008a
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:20. maj 2020. 14:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso2008
Veličina:664 x 664 px

O objektu

Naziv:AB Aurigae
Tip:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable
Constellation:Auriga
Kategorija:Stars

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Koordinate

Position (RA):4 55 45.87
Position (Dec):30° 33' 3.89"
Field of view:0.13 x 0.13 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je -0.0°levo od vertikale

Boje i flteri

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Infracrveni
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1.625 μmVery Large Telescope
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