Image of HR 8799 planetary system

This is an image of the star HR 8799 taken by Hubble's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) in 1998. A mask within the camera (coronagraph) blocks most of the light from the star. In addition, software has been used to digitally subtract more starlight. Nevertheless, scattered light from HR 8799 dominates the image, obscuring the faint planets.

Credit:

NASAESA, and R. Soummer (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo1129b
Type:Observation
Release date:10 October 2011, 15:22
Size:1032 x 1032 px

About the Object

Name:HR 8799
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
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