Hubble's Snapshot of Debris Disk Around Young Star - Annotated

This annotated image shows light reflected off dust in a debris disk around the young star AU Microscopii.

Credit:

NASA/ESA, J. R. Graham and P. Kalas (University of California, Berkeley), and B. Matthews (Hertzberg Institute of Astrophysics)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0702c
Type:Observation
Release date:7 January 2007, 18:00
Size:951 x 288 px

About the Object

Name:AU Mic, AU Microscopii, GJ 803, HD197481
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable : Flare Star
• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk
• X - Stars Images/Videos
Distance:30 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
POL0V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
POL60V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
POL120V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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