SPHERE image of the newborn planet PDS 70b

This spectacular image from the SPHERE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope is the first clear image of a planet caught in the very act of formation around the dwarf star PDS 70. The planet stands clearly out, visible as a bright point to the right of the centre of the image, which is blacked out by the coronagraph mask used to block the blinding light of the central star.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

ESO/A. Müller et al.

Um myndina

Auðkenni:eso1821a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Júl 2, 2018, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1821
Stærð:2000 x 1692 px

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:PDS 70
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Protoplanetary
Constellation:Centaurus
Flokkur:Exoplanets

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Position (RA):14 8 10.16
Position (Dec):-41° 23' 52.60"
Field of view:0.02 x 0.02 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 90.3° vinstri frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Innrautt
K1
2.11 μmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE
Innrautt
K2
2.251 μmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE

 

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