Digitized Sky Survey image around R Aquarii

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eso_eso1840d December 12th, 2018

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

While testing a new subsystem on the SPHERE planet-hunting instrument on ESOs Very Large telescope, astronomers were able to capture dramatic details of the turbulent stellar relationship in the binary star R Aquarii with unprecedented clarity even compared to observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The image is a colour composite made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2), and shows the region surrounding R Aquarii, the vivid orange point at the centre of the image.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1840d/

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
R Aquarii
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Type > Variable
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 23h 43m 48.3s
DEC = -15° 17’ 0.7”
Orientation
North is 0.1° CCW
Field of View
3.4 x 3.6 degrees
Constellation
Aquarius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_cyan Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (B) 479.5 nm
Arrow_left_yellow 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_yellow
Arrow_top_red
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ID
eso1840d
Subject Category
B.3.2.1  
Subject Name
R Aquarii
Credits
ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin
Release Date
2018-12-12T14:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1840d/
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, Yellow, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
B, R, I
Central Wavelength
479.5, 649, 825
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
355.951117032, -15.2835350989
Reference Dimension
12144.0, 12722.0
Reference Pixel
6072.0, 6361.0
Scale
-0.000280623960234, 0.000280623960234
Rotation
0.1
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
eso1840d
Metadata Date
2015-12-23T13:08:25+05:30
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.