Wide-field view of the parent star of the famous exoplanet Tau Boötis b

This image of the sky around the star Tau Boötis was created from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 images. The star itself, which is bright enough to be seen with the unaided eye, is at the centre. The spikes and coloured circles around it are artifacts of the telescope and photographic plate used and are not real. The exoplanet Tau Boötis b orbits very close to the star and is completely invisible in this picture. The planet has only just been detected directly from its own light using ESO's VLT.

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ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1227c
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Qer 27, 2012, 19:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1227
Përmasat:3564 x 3571 px

Rreth objektit

Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Constellation:Bootes
Kategori:Exoplanets
Stars

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):13 47 15.80
Position (Dec):17° 27' 25.21"
Field of view:59.80 x 59.92 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.3° djathtas vertikales

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Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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