The Star AB Pictoris and its Companion

Coronagraphic image of AB Pictoris showing its tiny companion (bottom left). The data was obtained on 16 March 2003 with NACO on the VLT, using a 1.4 arcsec occulting mask on top of AB Pictoris.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso0515d
Type:Observation
Release date:30 April 2005
Related releases:eso0515
Size:800 x 798 px

About the Object

Name:2M1207
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Brown Dwarf
• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
• X - Stars
Distance:230 light years

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Very Large Telescope
NACO

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