The Nearby Star CN Leonis

Images of the nearby, variable star CN Leonis, in which a coronal emission line has been observed with the UVES spectrograph at the 8.2-m VLT KUEYEN telescope. This star is relatively nearby (8 light-years) and moves about 5 arcsec/yr in the sky, approximately towards south-west (the 4 o''clock direction). The motion is clearly visible on these two images obtained with the UK Schmidt telescope and reproduced from the Digized Sky Survey 2; the blue image (left) was taken several years before the red one (right). Moreover, the red colour of the star is obvious; the red image is clearly brighter than the blue one. The field measures 5 x 5 arcmin 2 ; North is up and East is left.

Credit:

ESO/Digized Sky Survey 2

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About the Image

Id:eso0127b
Type:Observation
Release date:1 August 2001
Related releases:eso0127
Size:1362 x 674 px

About the Object

Name:CN Leonis
Type:• Solar System : Star : Type : Variable : Flare Star
• X - Stars
Distance:8 light years

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