Widefield image of the sky around Barnards Star showing its motion

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eso_eso1837d November 14th, 2018

Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2 Acknowledgement: Davide De MartinE — Red Dots

This wide-field image shows the surroundings of the red dwarf known as Barnards Star in the constellation of Ophiuchus (the Serpent-Bearer). This picture was created from material forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The centre of the image shows Barnards Star captured in three different exposures. The star is the fastest moving star in the night sky and its large apparent motion can be seen as its position changes between successive observations shown in red, yellow and blue.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1837d/

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
Barnard's Star b
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Circumstellar Material > Planetary System
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 17h 57m 48.8s
DEC = 4° 40’ 27.0”
Orientation
North is 0.2° CCW
Field of View
2.8 x 2.5 degrees
Constellation
Ophiuchus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_cyan Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (B) 749.0 nm
Arrow_left_orange Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (R) 649.0 nm
Arrow_left_red Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (I) 825.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_cyan
Arrow_top_orange
Arrow_top_red
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ID
eso1837d
Subject Category
B.3.7.1  
Subject Name
Barnard's Star b
Credits
ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2 Acknowledgement: Davide De MartinE — Red Dots
Release Date
2018-11-14T19:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1837d/
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, Optical
Bandpass
B, R, I
Central Wavelength
749, 649, 825
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
269.453152541, 4.67417191033
Reference Dimension
9808.0, 8816.0
Reference Pixel
4904.0, 4408.0
Scale
-0.000283398441084, 0.000283398441084
Rotation
0.21999999999999997
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
eso1837d
Metadata Date
2018-10-25T16:50:54+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.