Betelgeuse’s dust plumes seen by VISIR image

This image, obtained with the VISIR instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, shows the infrared light being emitted by the dust surrounding Betelgeuse in December 2019. The clouds of dust, which resemble flames in this dramatic image, are formed when the star sheds its material back into space. The black disc obscures the star's centre and much of its surroundings, which are very bright and must be masked to allow the fainter dust plumes to be seen. The orange dot in the middle is the SPHERE image of Betelgeuse’s surface, which has a size close to that of Jupiter’s orbit.

Autorska prava:

ESO/P. Kervella/M. Montargès et al., Acknowledgement: Eric Pantin

O slici

Id:eso2003d
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:14. februar 2020. 14:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso2003
Veličina:1608 x 1608 px

O objektu

Naziv:Betelgeuse
Tip:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant
Constellation:Orion
Kategorija:Stars

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Koordinate

Position (RA):5 55 10.42
Position (Dec):7° 24' 23.83"
Field of view:0.29 x 0.29 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je -0.0°levo od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTalasna dužinaTeleskop
Infracrveni
SIV
9.81 μmVery Large Telescope
VISIR
Infracrveni
PAH2
11 μmVery Large Telescope
VISIR
Optički
H-alpha
645 nmVery Large Telescope
SPHERE
Infracrveni
NeII
12 μmVery Large Telescope
VISIR

 

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