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.

Crédit:

ESO

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso0943g
Type:Observation
Date de publication:17 novembre 2009
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso0943
Taille:512 x 512 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:V445 Puppis
Type:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable : Nova
Distance:25000 années lumière
Catégorie:Stars

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Couleurs & filtres

DomaineTélescope
Infrarouge
Near-IR
Very Large Telescope
NACO