Image of Exoplanet HIP 65426b in Near and Mid Infrared

Stsci_2022-501a_1024

stsci_2022-501a September 1st, 2022

Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, A.Carter, S.Hinkley, and Alyssa Pagan (STScI)

This image shows the exoplanet HIP 65426 b in different bands of infrared light, as seen from the James Webb Space Telescope: purple shows the NIRCam instrument’s view at 3.00 microns, blue shows the NIRCam instrument’s view at 4.44 microns, yellow shows the MIRI instrument’s view at 11.4 microns, and red shows the MIRI instrument’s view at 15.5 microns. These images look different because of the ways that the different Webb instruments capture light. A set of masks within each instrument, called a coronagraph, blocks out the host star’s light so that the planet can be seen. The small white star in each image marks the location of the host star HIP 65426, which has been subtracted using the coronagraphs and image processing. The bar shapes in the NIRCam images are artifacts of the telescope’s optics, not objects in the scene.

Provider: Space Telescope Science Institute

Image Source: https://webbtelescope.org/contents/media/images/01GBT1E93YV7YND5MFS1603FWJ

Curator: STScI, Baltimore, MD, USA

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
HIP 65426 b
Subject - Milky Way
Planet > Type > Gas Giant

Distance

Universescale1
385 light years

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 13h 24m 36.0s
DEC = -51° 30’ 16.8”
Constellation
Centaurus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Purple Webb (NIRCam) Infrared 3.0 µm
Blue Webb (NIRCam) Infrared 4.4 µm
Orange Webb (MIRI) Infrared 11.4 µm
Red Webb (MIRI) Infrared 15.5 µm
Spectrum_ir1
Purple
Blue
Orange
Red
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ID
2022-501a
Subject Category
B.1.1.2  
Subject Name
HIP 65426 b
Credits
NASA, ESA, CSA, A.Carter, S.Hinkley, and Alyssa Pagan (STScI)
Release Date
2022-09-01T10:00
Lightyears
385
Redshift
385
Reference Url
https://webbtelescope.org/contents/media/images/01GBT1E93YV7YND5MFS1603FWJ
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Distance in lightyears
Facility
Webb, Webb, Webb, Webb
Instrument
NIRCam, NIRCam, MIRI, MIRI
Color Assignment
Purple, Blue, Orange, Red
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
3000, 4440, 11400, 15500
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
2000.0
Reference Value
201.1499706438, -51.504658183513
Reference Dimension
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
Position
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
STScI
URL
https://www.stsci.edu/
Name
Space Telescope Science Institute Office of Public Outreach
Email
outreach@stsci.edu
Telephone
410-338-4444
Address
3700 San Martin Drive
City
Baltimore
State/Province
MD
Postal Code
21218
Country
USA
Rights
https://www.stsci.edu/copyright
Publisher
STScI
Publisher ID
stsci
Resource ID
STSCI-J-p22501a-f-1528x1130.tif
Metadata Date
2022-09-20T15:22:31-04:00
Metadata Version
1.2
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Universescalefull
385 light years