Shell around V445 Puppis (March 2007)

Using the NACO adaptive optics instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope and its ability to obtain images as sharp as if taken from space, astronomers looked at a bipolar shell ejected by a “vampire star”, which underwent an outburst after gulping down part of its companion’s matter.

Credit:

ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0943g
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:17 november 2009
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0943
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Over het object

Naam:V445 Puppis
Type:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable : Nova
Afstand:25000 lichtjaren
Categorie:Stars

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