Polaris A and Polaris Ab

By stretching the capabilities of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to the limit, astronomers have photographed the close companion of Polaris for the first time. 

Credit:

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

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0602d
Type:Observation
Release date:9 January 2006, 15:20
Size:550 x 550 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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