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.

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ESO

Om bildet

ID:eso0943g
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:17. november 2009
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso0943
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Om objektet

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

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Near-IR
Very Large Telescope
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