Wide-field view of the region of the sky where HR 6819 is located

This wide-field view shows the region of the sky, in the constellation of Telescopium, where HR 6819 can be found, a triple system consisting of two stars and the closest black hole to Earth ever found. This view was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. While the black hole is invisible, the two stars in HR 6819 can be viewed from the southern hemisphere on a dark, clear night without binoculars or a telescope.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso2007c
Type:Observation
Release date:6 May 2020, 14:00
Related releases:eso2007
Size:10960 x 8656 px

About the Object

Name:HR 6819
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Black Hole
Constellation:Telescopium
Category:Quasars and Black Holes

Image Formats

Large JPEG
34.3 MB
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544.0 KB

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 17 7.57
Position (Dec):-56° 1' 19.54"
Field of view:184.21 x 145.49 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.9° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
479 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
649 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
I
825 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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