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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Om bilden

ID:eso0943g
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:17 november 2009
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso0943
Storlek:512 x 512 px

Om objektet

Namn:V445 Puppis
Typ:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable : Nova
Avstånd:25000 ljusår
Kategori:Stars

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Infrarött
Near-IR
Very Large Telescope
NACO