Shell around V445 Puppis (March 2005)

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.

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ESO/P.A. Woudt

Om billedet

Id:eso0943d
Type:Observation
Udgivelsesdato:17. november 2009
Relaterede pressemeddelelser:eso0943
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Om objektet

Navn:V445 Puppis
Type:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable : Nova
Afstand:25000 lysår
Kategori:Stars

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2.18 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO