SPHERE observations of the planet HD 131399Ab

Eso_eso1624g_1024

eso_eso1624g July 7th, 2016

Credit: ESO/K. Wagner et al.

This composite image shows the newly discovered exoplanet HD 131399Ab in the triple-star system HD 131399. The image of the planet was obtained with the SPHERE imager on the ESO Very Large Telescope in Chile. This is the first exoplanet to be discovered by SPHERE and one of very few directly-imaged planets. With a temperature of around 580 degrees Celsius and an estimated mass of four Jupiter masses, it is also one of the coldest and least massive directly-imaged exoplanets. This picture was created from two separate SPHERE observations: one to image the three stars and one to detect the faint planet. The planet appears vastly brighter in this image than in would in reality in comparison to the stars. Edit (19 April 2022): Observations conducted over the past few years have revealed that the object identified as HD 131399Ab is not a planet, but rather a background star.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1624g/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
HD 131399Ab
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Circumstellar Material > Planetary System
Eso_eso1624g_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 14h 54m 25.3s
DEC = -34° 8’ 34.7”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
0.1 x 0.1 arcminutes
Constellation
Centaurus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Orange VLT (SPHERE) Infrared (K1) 2.1 µm
Spectrum_base
Orange
Eso_eso1624g_1280
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ID
eso1624g
Subject Category
B.3.7.1  
Subject Name
HD 131399Ab
Credits
ESO/K. Wagner et al.
Release Date
2016-07-07T20:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1624g/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Very Large Telescope
Instrument
SPHERE
Color Assignment
Orange
Band
Infrared
Bandpass
K1
Central Wavelength
2110
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
223.605220146, -34.1429638846
Reference Dimension
3000.0, 3000.0
Reference Pixel
1500.0, 1500.0
Scale
-4.03560063969e-07, 4.03560063969e-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
None
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1624g
Metadata Date
2022-04-19T14:12:44.809299
Metadata Version
1.1
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