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Betelgeuse in Orion (with annotations)

This collage shows the Orion constellation in the sky (Betelgeuse is identified by the marker), a zoom towards Betelgeuse, and the sharpest ever image of this supergiant star, which was obtained with NACO on ESO’s Very Large Telescope.

Credit:

ESO, P.Kervella, Digitized Sky Survey 2 and A. Fujii

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About the Image

Id:eso0927c
Type:Collage
Release date:29 July 2009
Related releases:eso0927
Size:4337 x 1814 px

About the Object

Name:Betelgeuse
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Giant
• X - Stars
Distance:650 light years

Image Formats

Large JPEG
2.2 MB
Screensize JPEG
150.9 KB

Wallpapers

1024x768
315.1 KB
1280x1024
522.7 KB
1600x1200
734.2 KB
1920x1200
858.7 KB
2048x1536
1.1 MB

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Infrared
Near-IR
Very Large Telescope
NACO
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

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