Wide-field view of the sky around the bright star Fomalhaut

This wide-field view shows the sky around the bright star Fomalhaut in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus (The Southern Fish). This picture was created from photographs forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. Fomalhaut lies about 25 light-years from the Earth and is surrounded by a huge disc of dust.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and the Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)

About the Image

Id:eso1216c
Type:Observation
Release date:12 April 2012, 15:00
Related releases:eso1216
Size:9563 x 10277 px

About the Object

Name:Fomalhaut
Type:• Milky Way : Star
• X - Stars
Distance:25 light years
Constellation:Piscis Austrinus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):22 57 39.04
Position (Dec):-29° 37' 19.83"

Colours & filters

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

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