VFTS 102: the fastest rotating massive star (unannotated)

This view shows part of the stellar nursery called the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small neighbour of the Milky Way. At the centre lies the brilliant star VFTS 102 This view includes both visible-light and infrared images from the Wide Field Imager at the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at La Silla and the 4.1-metre infrared VISTA telescope at Paranal. VFTS 102 is the most rapidly rotating star ever found.

Crédit:

ESO/M.-R. Cioni/VISTA Magellanic Cloud survey. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso1147c
Type:Observation
Date de publication:5 décembre 2011 15:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1147
Taille:1284 x 1284 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:VFTS 102
Type:Local Universe : Nebula
Constellation:Dorado
Catégorie:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 38 42.43
Position (Dec):-69° 6' 2.88"
Field of view:7.29 x 7.29 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.5° left of vertical

 

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