Brown Dwarf Gliese 299B

This image of the GL229B (center) was taken with Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera-2, in far red light, on November 17, 1995.

The Hubble observations will be used to accurately measure the brown dwarf's distance from Earth, and yield preliminary data on its orbital period, which may eventually offer clues to the dwarf's origin.

Credit:

S. Kulkarni (Caltech), D.Golimowski (JHU) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:opo9548b
Type:Observation
Release date:29 November 1995, 21:00
Size:212 x 212 px

About the Object

Name:Gliese 229B
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Brown Dwarf
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Distance:18 light years

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