Wide-field view of the sky around the red giant star R Sculptoris

This wide-field image shows the patch of sky around the red giant variable star R Sculptoris. In this part of the sky far from the Milky Way, there are relatively few stars but many faint and distant galaxies can be seen. This view was created from photographs forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The spikes and orange circles around the star in this picture are artifacts of the telescope and photographic process and are not real.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1239c
Type:Observation
Release date:10 October 2012, 19:00
Related releases:eso1239
Size:4952 x 4240 px

About the Object

Name:Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS 2), R Sculptoris, Wide field view
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Giant
• Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable
• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material
• X - Stars
Distance:1500 light years
Constellation:Sculptor

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Coordinates

Position (RA):1 26 58.05
Position (Dec):-32° 32' 34.74"
Field of view:82.20 x 70.38 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 2.2° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrared
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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