Disc around the star HD 135344B

Eso_eso1640d_500

eso_eso1640d November 9th, 2016

Credit: ESO, T. Stolker et al.

Using the ESOs SPHERE instrument at the Very Large Telescope, a team of astronomer observed the planetary disc surrounding the star HD 135344B, about 450 light-years away. The disc shows prominent spiral arm-like structures. These are thought to have been created by one or multiple massive protoplanets, destined to become Jupiter-like worlds. The central part of the image appears dark because SPHERE blocks out the light from the brilliant central star to reveal the much fainter structures surrounding it.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1640d/

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
HD135344B
Subject - Milky Way
Star » Circumstellar Material » Disk » Protoplanetary
Eso_eso1640d_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 15h 15m 48.4s
DEC = -37° 9’ 16.0”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
0.0 x 0.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Lupus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red Very Large Telescope (SPHERE) Infrared (J) 1.2 µm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_red
Eso_eso1640d_1280
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ID
eso1640d
Subject Category
B.3.7.2.1  
Subject Name
HD135344B
Credits
ESO, T. Stolker et al.
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1640d/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Very Large Telescope
Instrument
SPHERE
Color Assignment
Red
Band
Infrared
Bandpass
J
Central Wavelength
1213
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
228.95183083, -37.1544492888
Reference Dimension
1020.0, 1020.0
Reference Pixel
510.0, 510.0
Scale
-3.83610229262e-07, 3.83610229262e-07
Rotation
-0
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
eso1640d
Metadata Date
2017-07-20T12:55:39.919730
Metadata Version
1.1
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