The sky around the red dwarf star Ross 128

Eso_eso1736b_1024

eso_eso1736b November 15th, 2017

Credit: Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

This image shows the sky around the red dwarf star Ross 128 in the constellation of Virgo (The Virgin). It was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. Ross 128 appears at the centre of the picture. Close inspection reveals that Ross 128 has a strange multiple appearance as this image was created from photographs taken over a more than forty year period, and the star, which is only 11 light-years from Earth, moved across the sky significantly during this time. Ross 128 is a “quiet” red dwarf star and is orbited by Ross 128 b, an exoplanet with a similar mass and temperature to the Earth.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1736b/

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
Ross 128
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Circumstellar Material > Planetary System
Eso_eso1736b_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 11h 47m 43.8s
DEC = 0° 48’ 25.1”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
2.9 x 2.8 degrees
Constellation
Virgo

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red DSS2 (None) Optical (I) 797.5 nm
Green DSS2 (None) Optical (I) 797.5 nm
Green DSS2 (None) Optical (R) 630.0 nm
Blue DSS2 (None) Optical (R) 630.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Green
Green
Blue
Eso_eso1736b_1280
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ID
eso1736b
Subject Category
B.3.7.1  
Subject Name
Ross 128
Credits
Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin
Release Date
2017-11-15T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1736b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
None, None, None, None
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
I, I, R, R
Central Wavelength
797.5, 797.5, 630, 630
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
176.932420044, 0.806960423411
Reference Dimension
10380.0, 9870.0
Reference Pixel
5190.0, 4935.0
Scale
-0.000279872090006, 0.000279872090006
Rotation
-0.019999999999999993
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
eso1736b
Metadata Date
2017-11-08T17:23:44+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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