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

About the Image

Id:eso0943d
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2009. november 17.
Related releases:eso0943
Size:512 x 512 px

About the Object

Név:V445 Puppis
Típus:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable : Nova
Distance:25000 light years
Category:Stars

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
Ks
2.18 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO