AB Aurigae disk (Ground-Based View)

Esahubble_opo9921c_500

esahubble_opo9921c June 2nd, 1999

Credit: P. Kalas ( Space Telescope Science Institute)

The image on the left represents the best ground-based coronographic observation of AB Aurigae. Paul Kalas of the Space Telescope Science Institute took the image with the University of Hawaii's 2.2-meter telescope. The telescope's coronograph eclipsed a 33.5-billion-mile (53.6-billion-kilometer) area centered on the star. This area is nine times larger than our solar system. The picture shows that the star resides in a region of dust clouds - the semicircular-shaped material to the left of the star.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9921c/

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
Esahubble_opo9921c_1280
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ID
opo9921c
Subject Category
B.3.7.2  
Subject Name
AB Aurigae, IRAS 04525+3028
Credits
P. Kalas ( Space Telescope Science Institute)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9921c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Distance in light years from: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009A%26A...500.1065D
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
468.0, 660.0
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
opo9921c
Metadata Date
2003-12-09T17:53:59+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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