The ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 in the constellation of Aquarius

This chart shows the naked eye stars visible on a clear dark night in the sprawling constellation of Aquarius (The Water Carrier). The position of the faint and very red ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 is marked. Although it is relatively close to the Sun, it is very faint and not visible in small telescopes.


ESO/IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Release date:2 May 2016, 17:00
Related releases:eso1805, eso1706, eso1615
Size:3338 x 3111 px

About the Object

Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material

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