Betelgeuse before and after dimming (animated)

This video shows the star Betelgeuse before and after its unprecedented dimming. The observations, taken with the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in January and December 2019, show how much the star has faded and how its apparent shape has changed.

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ESO/M. Montargès et al.

About the Video

Id:eso2003c
Release date:14 February 2020, 14:00
Related releases:eso2003
Duration:25 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:Betelgeuse
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant
Category:Stars

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