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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Om bilden

ID:eso9828a
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:24 juni 1998
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso9828
Storlek:803 x 815 px

Om objektet

Namn:G339.88-1.26
Typ:Milky Way : Star : Spectral Type : O
Avstånd:10000 ljusår
Kategori:Stars

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Färger och filter

BandVåglängdTeleskop
Infrarött
J
1.25 μmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Synligt ljus
H
1.63 μmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Infrarött
K
2.2 μmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope

 

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