Annotated illustration of Fomalhaut system

This annotated image shows key features of the Fomalhaut system, including the newly discovered planet Fomalhaut b, and the dust ring. Also included are a distance scale and an insert, showing how the planet has moved around its parent star over the course of 21 months. The Fomalhaut system is located approximately 25 light-years from the Earth.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and Z. Levay (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:heic0821e
Type:Collage
Release date:13 November 2008, 20:30
Related releases:heic0821
Size:3000 x 2400 px

About the Object

Name:Fomalhaut, Fomalhaut b
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk
Distance:25 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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