Polaris A and Polaris B

The North Star is actually a triple star system. Here we can see two of the stars, Polaris A and Polaris B.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, N. Evans (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA), and H. Bond (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0602c
Type:Observation
Release date:9 January 2006, 15:20
Size:1000 x 1000 px

About the Object

Name:Alpha Ursae Minoris, North Star, Polaris, Polaris A, Polaris B
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Main Sequence
• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Triple
• X - Stars Images/Videos
Distance:400 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
Near-UV
220 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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