Wide-field view of the sky around the star 51 Pegasi

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eso_eso1517c April 22nd, 2015

Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

This image shows the sky around the star 51 Pegasi in the northern constellation of Pegasus (The Winged Horse). In 1995 the first exoplanet to be discovered was detected orbiting this star. Twenty years later this object was also the first exoplanet to be be directly detected spectroscopically in visible light. This image was created from photographic material forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1517c/

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
51 Pegasi b
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Circumstellar Material > Planetary System
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 22h 57m 27.7s
DEC = 20° 46’ 4.4”
Orientation
North is 0.8° CW
Field of View
1.4 x 1.6 degrees
Constellation
Pegasus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_cyan Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (B) -
Arrow_left_orange Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (R) -
Arrow_left_red Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Infrared (I) -
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ID
eso1517c
Subject Category
B.3.7.1  
Subject Name
51 Pegasi b
Credits
ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2
Release Date
2015-04-22T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1517c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
None, None, None
Color Assignment
Cyan, Orange, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Infrared
Bandpass
B, R, I
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
344.365231353, 20.7678804322
Reference Dimension
4939.0, 5851.0
Reference Pixel
2469.5, 2469.5
Scale
-0.000280075841296, 0.000280075841296
Rotation
-0.75999999999999823
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
eso1517c
Metadata Date
2015-04-17T15:10:03+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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There is no distance meta data in this image.