Zooming in on R Aquarii

This zoom video starts with a wide view of the Milky Way and ends with a close-up look at the chaotic and fascinating binary star system R Aquarii.

The image shown in this final image of this video is data from the SPHERE/ZIMPOL instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), and shows the binary star itself, as well as the jets of material spewing from the interacting stellar couple.

Credit:

ESO, Digitized Sky Survey 2, ESA/Hubble, Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: astral electronic

About the Video

Id:eso1840b
Release date:12 December 2018, 14:00
Related releases:eso1840
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:R Aquarii
Type:Unspecified : Star : Type : Variable
Category:Stars

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