Wide field view of the unusual double star SS Leporis

This wide-field image of the sky around the unusual double star SS Leporis is a colour composite made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2). The field of view is approximately 2.7 degrees. SS Leporis is the bright star at the centre. The coloured rings and the four spikes around the star are artifacts of the photographic process and the optics of the telescope used, and are not real.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin.

About the Image

Id:eso1148c
Type:Observation
Release date:7 December 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1148
Size:9555 x 9960 px

About the Object

Name:SS Lep
Type:• X - Stars
Constellation:Lepus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):6 4 59.19
Position (Dec):-16° 29' 3.78"
Field of view:160.40 x 167.20 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrared
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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