A thick belt around a massive star in another galaxy

Eso_eso0815a_500

eso_eso0815a May 27th, 2008

Credit: ESO

The position of the supergiant star WOH G64 in the Large Magellanic Cloud, one of the Milky Way's neighbouring galaxies, is shown in this Spitzer image (left). On the right, an artist's impression is provided of the thick, massive torus of matter surrounding the star as inferred from observations made with ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer. This is the first time that MIDI resolves an individual star in a neighbouring galaxy.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0815a/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Document
Object Name
WOH G64
Subject - Local Universe
Star » Evolutionary Stage » Red Supergiant

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red Spitzer Space Telescope (MIPS) Infrared (Mid-IR) 24.0 µm
Arrow_left_blue Spitzer Space Telescope (IRAC (Spitzer)) Infrared (Near-IR) 3.6 µm
Arrow_left_green Spitzer Space Telescope (IRAC (Spitzer)) Infrared (Mid-IR) 8.0 µm
The left image is from the Spitzer Space Telescope and the right is an artists impression.
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Arrow_top_blue
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Eso_eso0815a_1280
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ID
eso0815a
Subject Category
C.3.1.5  
Subject Name
WOH G64
Credits
ESO
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0815a/
Type
Document
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Spitzer Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument
MIPS, IRAC (Spitzer), IRAC (Spitzer)
Color Assignment
Red, Blue, Green
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
Mid-IR, Near-IR, Mid-IR
Central Wavelength
24000, 3600, 8000
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
T
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
4193.0, 1818.0
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.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
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso0815a
Metadata Date
2009-01-21T13:58:40+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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