VLT and Hubble images of the protoplanet system HD 100546

This composite image shows a view from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (left) and from the NACO system on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (right) of the gas and dust around the young star HD 100546. The Hubble visible-light image shows the outer disc of gas and dust around the star. The new infrared VLT picture of a small part of the disc shows a candidate protoplanet. Both pictures were taken with a special coronagraph that suppresses the light from the brilliant star. The position of the star is marked with a red cross in both panels.

Autorska prava:

ESO/NASA/ESA/Ardila et al.

O slici

Datum objavljivanja:28. februar 2013. 16:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1310
Veličina:4674 x 2434 px

O objektu

Naziv:Composite image, HD 100546
Tip:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Protoplanetary
Udaljenost:350 svetlosnih godina

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