Around IRAS 13481-6124

The object IRAS 13481-6124, which consists of a young central star, about 20 times the mass of our Sun and 5 times its radius, surrounded by its pre-natal cocoon, is the first massive baby star for which astronomers could obtain an image of a dusty disc closely encircling it, providing direct evidence that massive stars do form in the same way as their smaller brethren — and closing an enduring debate.

IRAS 13481-6124 is located in the constellation of Centaurus, about 10 000 light-years away.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso1029d
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:14 juli 2010 19:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1029
Grootte:10661 x 10691 px

Over het object

Naam:IRAS 13481-6124
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
Afstand:10000 lichtjaren
Constellation:Centaurus
Categorie:Stars

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 51 37.84
Position (Dec):-61° 39' 7.79"
Field of view:179.10 x 179.61 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.7° right of vertical

Kleuren & filters

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Digitized Sky Survey 2
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Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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