AB Aurigae disk (Hubble view)

Esahubble_opo9921b_500

esahubble_opo9921b June 2nd, 1999

Credit: C.A. Grady (National Optical Astronomy Observatories, NASA/ESA Goddard Space Flight Center), B. Woodgate (NASA/ESA Goddard Space Flight Center), F. Bruhweiler and A. Boggess (Catholic University of America), P. Plait and D. Lindler (ACC, Inc., Goddard Space Flight Center), M. Clampin ( Space Telescope Science Institute), and NASA/ESA, P. Kalas (SpaceTelescope Science Institute)

The Hubble telescope image on the right shows a windowpane-shaped occulting bar -- the dark bands running vertically through the middle of the image and horizontally across the upper part of it. The occulting bar covers the innermost part of the disk and star, about 7.1 billion miles (11.5 billion kilometers) or 1.4 times our solar system's diameter. The diagonal lines are the remnants of the diffraction spikes produced in Hubble telescope images of bright stars.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9921b/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
AB Aurigae IRAS 04525+3028
Subject - Milky Way
Star » Circumstellar Material » Disk

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (STIS ) Infrared -
Esahubble_opo9921b_1280
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ID
opo9921b
Subject Category
B.3.7.2  
Subject Name
AB Aurigae, IRAS 04525+3028
Credits
C.A. Grady (National Optical Astronomy Observatories, NASA/ESA Goddard Space Flight Center), B. Woodgate (NASA/ESA Goddard Space Flight Center), F. Bruhweiler and A. Boggess (Catholic University of America), P. Plait and D. Lindler (ACC, Inc., Goddard Space Flight Center), M. Clampin ( Space Telescope Science Institute), and NASA/ESA, P. Kalas (SpaceTelescope Science Institute)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9921b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
STIS
Color Assignment
Red
Band
Infrared
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
536.0, 536.0
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
opo9921b
Metadata Date
2003-12-09T17:53:58+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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