Shell around V445 Puppis (October 2006)

Using the NACO adaptive optics instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope and its ability to obtain images as sharp as if taken from space, astronomers looked at a bipolar shell ejected by a "vampire star", which underwent an outburst after gulping down part of its companion’s matter.

Credit:

ESO/P.A. Woudt

About the Image

Id:eso0943f
Type:Observation
Release date:17 November 2009
Related releases:eso0943
Size:512 x 512 px

About the Object

Name:V445 Puppis
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable : Nova
• X - Stars
Distance:25000 light years

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
Ks
2.18 μm Very Large Telescope
NACO

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