The Star T Leporis to Scale

Comparison between the VLTI image of the Mira-like star T Leporis and the size of the orbit of the Earth around the Sun. The VLTI observations reveal the presence of a spherical molecular shell surrounding the star, which is about 100 times as large as the Sun.
Also marked is the resolution of the image, 4 milli-arcseconds.

Credit:

ESO/J.-B. Le Bouquin et al.

About the Image

Id:eso0906b
Type:Observation
Release date:18 February 2009
Related releases:eso0906
Size:1000 x 1000 px

About the Object

Name:T Leporis
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable
• X - Stars
Distance:500 light years

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
Near-IR
1.5 μmVery Large Telescope
AMBER
Infrared
Near-IR
1.675 μmVery Large Telescope
AMBER
Infrared
Near-IR
1.825 μmVery Large Telescope
AMBER

 

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