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.

Telif:

ESO, J. de Boer et al.

Görüntü Hakkında

Kimlik:eso1640b
Yayın tarihi:09 Kasım 2016 12:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso1640
Boyut:666 x 666 px

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Tür:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Protoplanetary
Constellation:Scorpius
Kategori:Exoplanets
Stars

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Koordinatlar

Position (RA):16 15 20.24
Position (Dec):-32° 55' 5.07"
Field of view:0.08 x 0.08 arcminutes
Yönelim:Kuzey yönü 12.3° sağ derece kadar dik konumdan sapma göstermektedir

Renkler & Filtreler

BantDalgaboyuTeleskop
Kırmızı ötesi
H2H3
1.667 μmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE
Kırmızı ötesi
H2H3
1.593 μmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE

 

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