Betelgeuse in Orion (with annotations)

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eso_eso0927c July 29th, 2009

Credit: ESO, P.Kervella, Digitized Sky Survey 2 and A. Fujii

This collage shows the Orion constellation in the sky (Betelgeuse is identified by the marker), a zoom towards Betelgeuse, and the sharpest ever image of this supergiant star, which was obtained with NACO on ESOs Very Large Telescope.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0927c/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Betelgeuse
Subject - Milky Way
Star » Evolutionary Stage » Red Giant

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_pseudocolor Very Large Telescope (NACO) Infrared (Near-IR) -
Arrow_left_blue Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (B) -
Arrow_left_red Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (R) -
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ID
eso0927c
Subject Category
B.3.1.4  
Subject Name
Betelgeuse
Credits
ESO, P.Kervella, Digitized Sky Survey 2 and A. Fujii
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0927c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Very Large Telescope, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
NACO, None, None
Color Assignment
Pseudocolor, Blue, Red
Band
Infrared, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
Near-IR, B, R
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
4337.0, 1814.0
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
eso0927c
Metadata Date
2009-07-27T16:12:40+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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