Betelgeuse’s dust plumes seen by VISIR image

This image, obtained with the VISIR instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, shows the infrared light being emitted by the dust surrounding Betelgeuse in December 2019. The clouds of dust, which resemble flames in this dramatic image, are formed when the star sheds its material back into space. The black disc obscures the star's centre and much of its surroundings, which are very bright and must be masked to allow the fainter dust plumes to be seen. The orange dot in the middle is the SPHERE image of Betelgeuse’s surface, which has a size close to that of Jupiter’s orbit.

Të drejtat:

ESO/P. Kervella/M. Montargès et al., Acknowledgement: Eric Pantin

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso2003d
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Shk 14, 2020, 14:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso2003
Përmasat:1608 x 1608 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Betelgeuse
Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant
Constellation:Orion
Kategori:Stars

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):5 55 10.42
Position (Dec):7° 24' 23.83"
Field of view:0.29 x 0.29 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është -0.0° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Infra të kuqe
SIV
9.81 μmVery Large Telescope
VISIR
Infra të kuqe
PAH2
11 μmVery Large Telescope
VISIR
Optik
H-alpha
645 nmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE
Infra të kuqe
NeII
12 μmVery Large Telescope
VISIR

 

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