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

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Auðkenni:eso0943d
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:17. nóvember 2009
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Nafn:V445 Puppis
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable : Nova
Fjarlægð:25000 ljósár
Flokkur:Stars

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2.18 μmVery Large Telescope
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