Moon-forming disc around the PDS 70c exoplanet as seen with ALMA

Eso_eso2111c_1024

eso_eso2111c July 22nd, 2021

Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/Benisty et al.

This image, taken with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), in which ESO is a partner, shows a close-up view on the moon-forming disc surrounding PDS 70c, a young Jupiter-like gas giant nearly 400 light-years away. It shows this planet and its disc centre-front, with the larger circumstellar ring-like disc taking up most of the right-hand side of the image. The dustycircumplanetarydisc is as large as the Sun-Earth distance and has enough mass to form up to three satellites the size of the Moon.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso2111c/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
PDS 70c
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Circumstellar Material > Planetary System
Eso_eso2111c_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 14h 8m 10.1s
DEC = -41° 23’ 52.9”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
0.0 x 0.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Centaurus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Orange ALMA (Band 7) Millimeter (350 GHz) 855.0 µm
Spectrum_ir1
Orange
Eso_eso2111c_1280
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ID
eso2111c
Subject Category
B.3.7.1  
Subject Name
PDS 70c
Credits
ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/Benisty et al.
Release Date
2021-07-22T14:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso2111c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Instrument
Band 7
Color Assignment
Orange
Band
Millimeter
Bandpass
350 GHz
Central Wavelength
855000
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
212.042030733, -41.3980395214
Reference Dimension
1266.0, 840.0
Reference Pixel
633.0, 420.0
Scale
-1.14181331571e-07, 1.14181331571e-07
Rotation
-0
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
https://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
eso2111c
Metadata Date
2021-07-07T12:21:16+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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