The planet-hosting star CoRoT-7

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eso_eso0933b September 16th, 2009

Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey

The star CoRoT-7 is located towards the constellation of Monoceros (the Unicorn) at a distance of about 500 light-years. Slightly smaller and cooler than our Sun, CoRoT-7 is also thought to be younger, with an age about 1.5 billion years. It is now known to have two planets, one of them being the first to be found with a density similar to that of Earth. CoRoT-7 is in the centre of the image.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0933b/

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
CoRoT-7
Subject - Milky Way
Star » Spectral Type » G
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 6h 43m 49.5s
DEC = -1° 3’ 46.3”
Orientation
North is 0.2° CW
Field of View
14.5 x 14.5 arcminutes
Constellation
Monoceros

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Digitized Sky Survey 2 (N/A) Optical (B) 445.0 nm
Arrow_left_red Digitized Sky Survey 2 (N/A) Optical (R) 658.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_red
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ID
eso0933b
Subject Category
B.3.3.5  
Subject Name
CoRoT-7
Credits
ESO/Digitized Sky Survey
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0933b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Distance in light years from ESO.
Facility
Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
N/A, N/A
Color Assignment
Blue, Red
Band
Optical, Optical
Bandpass
B, R
Central Wavelength
445, 658
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
100.956127, -1.062854
Reference Dimension
865.0, 866.0
Reference Pixel
432.538730523, 433.210002942
Scale
-0.00027971767, 0.00027971767
Rotation
-0.16106417237
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
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
eso0933b
Metadata Date
2009-09-09T09:39:10+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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