Beta Pictoris Edge-On

The disk appears four times thicker in a ground-based image of Beta Pictoris than in a Hubble Space Telescope image due to the limitation of atmospheric seeing.

Credit:

Paul Kalas (University of Hawaii 2.2-m telescope, Mauna Kea)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9538c
Type:Observation
Release date:10 October 1995, 05:00
Size:79 x 50 px

About the Object

Name:Beta Pictoris, IRAS 05460-5104
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
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Distance:70 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
R
700 nm Other

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