First Circumstellar Disk around a Massive Star

This image is a true-color composite of near-infrared observations of the sky region around the radio source G339.88-1.26 with the ESO/MPI 2.2-m telescope at La Silla. In this image, the visible colors red, green and blue have been used to represent the infrared filters J, H and K (at 1.25, 1.63 and 2.2 µm wavelength, respectively). No object is visible at the position of the radio source, even at these near-infrared wavelengths. A dark band of absorbing dust is clearly visible, exactly at the position of the object (indicated by an arrow).

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9828a
Type:Observation
Release date:24 June 1998
Related releases:eso9828
Size:803 x 815 px

About the Object

Name:G339.88-1.26
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Spectral Type : O
• X - Stars
Distance:10000 light years

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
J
1.25 μmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Optical
H
1.63 μmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Infrared
K
2.2 μmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope

 

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