The multiple stellar system of WR 25

In WR 25 two of the stars are so close to each other that they look like a single object, but Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys shows them as two.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and Jesús Maíz Apellániz (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain)

About the Image

Id:heic0822c
Type:Observation
Release date:25 November 2008, 14:00
Related releases:heic0822
Size:900 x 657 px

About the Object

Name:WR 25
Type:Milky Way : Star : Type : Wolf-Rayet
Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary
Distance:7500 light years
Constellation:Carina
Category:Stars

Coordinates

Position (RA):10 44 10.62
Position (Dec):-59° 43' 11.47"
Field of view:0.24 x 0.18 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 140.7° left of vertical

Colours & filters

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Optical Hubble Space Telescope
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