Hubble's First Direct Look at Possible Planet Around Another Star

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esahubble_opo9819a May 28th, 1998

Credit: Susan Terebey (Extrasolar Research Corp.), and NASA/ESA

This NASA/ESA Hubble Telescope near-infrared image of newborn binary stars (image center) reveals a long thin nebula pointing toward a faint companion object (bottom left) which could be the first extrasolar planet to be imaged directly.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9819a/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
IRAS 04361+2547 TMR 1
Subject - Milky Way
Star

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_ Hubble Space Telescope (NICMOS) Infrared (Near-IR) 2.1 µm
Arrow_left_ Hubble Space Telescope (NICMOS) Infrared (Near-IR) 1.6 µm
Arrow_left_ Hubble Space Telescope (NICMOS) Infrared (Near-IR) 1.6 µm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_
Arrow_top_
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ID
opo9819a
Subject Category
B.3  
Subject Name
IRAS 04361+2547, TMR 1
Credits
Susan Terebey (Extrasolar Research Corp.), and NASA/ESA
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9819a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Distance in light years from: iopscience.iop.org/1538-3881/119/5/2341/990371.text.html
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
NICMOS, NICMOS, NICMOS
Color Assignment
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
Near-IR, Near-IR, Near-IR
Central Wavelength
2050, 1600, 1600
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
512.0, 512.0
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo9819a
Metadata Date
2003-12-09T17:51:19+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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