HD141569 Circumstellar Disk

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) has given astronomers their clearest view yet of the dust disk around a young, 5-million-year-old star. Such disks are expected to be the birthplace of planets. The star, called HD 141569A, lies 320 light-years away in the constellation Libra and appears to be a member of a triple-star system. The image portrays the system if astronomers could view it from above.

Credit:

NASA, M. Clampin (STScI), H. Ford (JHU), G. Illingworth (UCO/Lick), J. Krist (STScI), D. Ardila (JHU), D. Golimowski (JHU), the ACS Science Team and ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0302a
Type:Observation
Release date:6 January 2003, 19:00
Size:638 x 638 px

About the Object

Name:HD 141569A, IRAS 15473-0346
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk
• X - Solar System Images/Videos
• X - Miscellaneous Images/Videos
Distance:300 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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