Close-up view of the star HD 85512

This image shows a close-up of the sky around the star HD 85512. The picture was created from photographs taken through red and blue filters and forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The coloured halos around the star, and the spikes of light, are artifacts of the telescope and are not real. The remarkable rocky planet HD 85512b that orbits this star is far too faint and too close in to be visible in this image.

Credit:

ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1134e
Type:Observation
Release date:12 September 2011, 18:00
Related releases:eso1134
Size:397 x 397 px

About the Object

Name:HD 85512
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Main Sequence
Distance:35 light years
Constellation:Vela
Category:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):9 51 7.03
Position (Dec):-43° 30' 9.20"
Field of view:6.66 x 6.66 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
Pseudogreen (B+R)
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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