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Composite "zoom" on the double star HD 87643

The star HD 87643 is at the center of the extended nebula of dust and gas on the first image, obtained with the Wide Field Imager on the ESO/MPG 2.2-metre telescope on La Silla. The central panel is a zoom on the star obtained with NACO on ESO's VLT on Paranal. The last panel zooms further, showing an image obtained with the AMBER instrument making use of three telescopes of the VLTI. The field of view of this last panel is less than one pixel of the first image.

Credit:

ESO/F. Millour et al.

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About the Image

Id:eso0928d
Type:Observation
Release date:5 August 2009
Related releases:eso0928
Size:1681 x 827 px

About the Object

Name:HD 87643
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Exotic
• Milky Way : Nebula
• X - Nebulae

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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Infrared
K
Very Large Telescope
NACO
Infrared
L
Very Large Telescope
NACO
Infrared
K
Very Large Telescope Interferometer
AMBER

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