SPHERE image of the newborn planet PDS 70b

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eso_eso1821a July 2nd, 2018

Credit: ESO/A. Müller et al.

This spectacular image from the SPHERE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope is the first clear image of a planet caught in the very act of formation around the dwarf star PDS 70. The planet stands clearly out, visible as a bright point to the right of the centre of the image, which is blacked out by the coronagraph mask used to block the blinding light of the central star.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1821a/

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
PDS 70
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Circumstellar Material > Disk > Protoplanetary
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 14h 8m 10.2s
DEC = -41° 23’ 52.6”
Orientation
North is 90.3° CCW
Field of View
0.0 x 0.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Centaurus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_orange Very Large Telescope (SPHERE) Infrared (K1) 2.1 µm
Arrow_left_orange Very Large Telescope (SPHERE) Infrared (K2) 2.3 µm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_orange
Arrow_top_orange
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ID
eso1821a
Subject Category
B.3.7.2.1  
Subject Name
PDS 70
Credits
ESO/A. Müller et al.
Release Date
2018-07-02T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1821a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope
Instrument
SPHERE, SPHERE
Color Assignment
Orange, Orange
Band
Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
K1, K2
Central Wavelength
2110, 2251
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
212.042332518, -41.3979441244
Reference Dimension
2000.0, 1692.0
Reference Pixel
1000.0, 846.0
Scale
-1.83790892021e-07, 1.83790892021e-07
Rotation
90.30000000000004
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
eso1821a
Metadata Date
2018-06-29T13:49:45.633702
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.