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.


ESO/NASA/ESA/Ardila et al.

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Дата релізу [date]:28 лютого 2013 р. 16:00
Пов'язані релізи:eso1310
Розмір:4674 x 2434 px

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Назва:Composite image, HD 100546
Тип:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Protoplanetary
Відстань:350 світлових років

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