First circumstellar disk around a massive star

This image is a true-colour 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 colours 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).

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O slici

Id:eso9828a
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:24. jun 1998.
Povezana saopštenja:eso9828
Veličina:803 x 815 px

O objektu

Naziv:G339.88-1.26
Tip:Milky Way : Star : Spectral Type : O
Udaljenost:10000 svetlosnih godina
Kategorija:Stars

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Boje i flteri

OpsegTalasna dužinaTeleskop
Infracrveni
J
1.25 μmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Optički
H
1.63 μmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Infracrveni
K
2.2 μmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope

 

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