Ground-based view of the sky around the nearby star AU Microscopii

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This image shows the sky around the nearby young star AU Microscopii. It was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. AU Mic appears just below the centre of the image as an orangish star of moderate brightness. Because the photographs through different coloured filters that were used to make this picture were taken many years apart, AU Mic appears double, as the star’s own proper motion has moved it a small distance across the sky in the intervening time.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

About the Image

Id:heic1521b
Type:Observation
Release date:7 October 2015, 19:00
Related releases:heic1521
Size:13596 x 11808 px

About the Object

Name:AU Microscopii
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Debris
Distance:30 light years
Constellation:Microscopium
Category:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):20 45 16.00
Position (Dec):-30° 56' 43.12"
Field of view:228.40 x 198.36 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.7° right of vertical

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Digitized Sky Survey 2

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