First ever image of a multi-planet system around a Sun-like star

This image, captured by the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, shows the star TYC 8998-760-1 accompanied by two giant exoplanets. This is the first time astronomers have directly observed more than one planet orbiting a star similar to the Sun.

The image was captured by blocking the light from the young, Sun-like star (on the top left corner) using a coronagraph, which allows for the fainter planets to be detected. The bright and dark rings we see on the star’s image are optical artefacts. The two planets are visible as two bright dots in the centre and bottom right of the frame.

Telif:

ESO/Bohn et al.

Görüntü Hakkında

Kimlik:eso2011a
Tür:Gözlem
Yayın tarihi:22 Temmuz 2020 15:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso2011
Boyut:1310 x 1310 px

Nesne Hakkında

Adı:TYC 8998-760-1
Tür:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Constellation:Musca
Kategori:Exoplanets

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Koordinatlar

Position (RA):13 25 11.95
Position (Dec):-64° 56' 21.78"
Field of view:0.05 x 0.05 arcminutes
Yönelim:Kuzey yönü -0.0° sol derece kadar dik konumdan sapma göstermektedir

Renkler & Filtreler

BantDalgaboyuTeleskop
Kırmızı ötesi
K1
2.11 μmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE
Kırmızı ötesi
J2
1.19 μmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE

 

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