Artist Impession of CK Vul

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Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF; S. Dagnello

Artist impression of the collision of two stars, like the ones that formed CK Vul. The inset illustrates the inner structure of one red giant before the merger. A thin layer of 26-aluminum (brown) surrounds a helium core. An extended convective envelope (not to scale), which forms the outermost layer of the star, can mix material from inside the star to the surface, but it never reaches deep enough to dredge 26-aluminum up to the surface. Only a collision with another star can disperse 26-aluminum.

Image Source: https://public.nrao.edu/news/2018-alma-radioactive-molecules/

Curator: NRAO/AUI/NSF, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

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Image Type
Artwork
Object Name
CK Vulpeculae CK Vul Nova 1670
Subject - Local Universe
Star > Type > Variable > Nova

Distance

Universescale1
2,000 light years
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NRAO_Gallery_nrao18cb15_illustration
Subject Category
C.3.2.1.5  
Subject Name
CK Vulpeculae, CK Vul, Nova 1670
Credits
NRAO/AUI/NSF; S. Dagnello
Release Date
Lightyears
2,000
Redshift
2,000
Reference Url
https://public.nrao.edu/news/2018-alma-radioactive-molecules/
Type
Artwork
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
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Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
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Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NRAO/AUI/NSF
URL
https://public.nrao.edu
Name
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Email
outreach@nrao.edu
Telephone
Address
520 Edgemont Road
City
Charlottesville
State/Province
Virginia
Publisher
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Publisher ID
nrao
Resource ID
Metadata Date
2018-07-30T12:36:30-04:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Universescalefull
2,000 light years