Ground-based image of the area around HAT-P-11

This image, taken with ground-based telescopes, shows the region of sky containing the star HAT-P-11.

Not visible here is a Neptune-sized planet named HAT-P-11b, which orbits the star. Astronomers have discovered clear skies and steamy water vapour on the planet. It is the smallest planet ever for which water vapour has been detected.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:heic1420d
Type:Observation
Release date:24 September 2014, 19:00
Related releases:heic1420
Size:4944 x 4684 px

About the Object

Name:HAT-P-11b
Type:Milky Way : Planet
Milky Way : Star
Constellation:Cygnus
Category:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):19 50 50.17
Position (Dec):48° 4' 56.77"
Field of view:83.16 x 78.78 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.8° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
DSS
Optical
B+R
DSS
Infrared
I
DSS
Optical
R
DSS

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