Interferometric Fringes from the Star Achernar

This chart shows the interferometric fringes of the star Achernar, as observed on the computer screen in the VLTI Control Room, at the moment of "First Light" with two 8.2-m VLT telescopes. It was extracted from one of the scans displayed in ESO Press Photo eso0134.

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About the Image

Id:eso0134c
Type:Chart
Release date:5 November 2001
Related releases:eso0134
Size:800 x 591 px

About the Object

Name:Achernar
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Main Sequence
Distance:150 light years

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