VLTI reconstructed view of the surface of Antares

Eso_eso1726a_500

eso_eso1726a August 23rd, 2017

Credit: ESO/K. Ohnaka

Using ESOs Very Large Telescope Interferometer astronomers have constructed this remarkable image of the red supergiant star Antares. This is the most detailed image ever of this object, or any other star apart from the Sun.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1726a/

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
Antares
Subject - Milky Way
Star » Evolutionary Stage » Red Supergiant
Eso_eso1726a_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 16h 29m 24.5s
DEC = -26° 25’ 55.2”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
0.0 x 0.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Scorpius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_orange Very Large Telescope Interferometer (AMBER) Infrared (CO) 2.3 µm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_orange
Eso_eso1726a_1280
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ID
eso1726a
Subject Category
B.3.1.5  
Subject Name
Antares
Credits
ESO/K. Ohnaka
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1726a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Very Large Telescope Interferometer
Instrument
AMBER
Color Assignment
Orange
Band
Infrared
Bandpass
CO
Central Wavelength
2306.65
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
247.351918273, -26.4320022596
Reference Dimension
600.0, 600.0
Reference Pixel
300.0, 300.0
Scale
-3.47222222222e-08, 3.47222222222e-08
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
eso1726a
Metadata Date
2017-08-30T10:19:38.996386
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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