Wide-field view of Betelgeuse (ground-based image)

Esahubble_heic2014c_1024

esahubble_heic2014c August 13th, 2020

Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin.

This image is a colour composite made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2). It shows the area around the red supergiant star Betelgeuse.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic2014c/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, None, 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 Supergiant
Esahubble_heic2014c_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 55m 10.5s
DEC = 7° 24’ 22.3”
Orientation
North is 0.1° CCW
Field of View
2.0 x 1.5 degrees
Constellation
Orion

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Orange DSS2 (None) Optical (R) 649.0 nm
Cyan DSS2 (None) Optical (B) 479.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Orange
Cyan
Esahubble_heic2014c_1280
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ID
heic2014c
Subject Category
B.3.1.5  
Subject Name
Betelgeuse
Credits
ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin.
Release Date
2020-08-13T17:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic2014c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
None, None
Color Assignment
Orange, Cyan
Band
Optical, Optical
Bandpass
R, B
Central Wavelength
649, 479
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
88.793607505, 7.40620699108
Reference Dimension
7106.0, 5332.0
Reference Pixel
3553.0, 2666.0
Scale
-0.000280421449847, 0.000280421449847
Rotation
0.060000000000000026
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
None
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic2014c
Metadata Date
2010-07-26T15:50:27+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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