Warped Disc around Beta Pictoris

False-color is applied through image processing to accentuate details in the disk structure. Hubble reveals that the pink-white inner edge of the disk is slightly tilted from the plane of the outer disk (red-yellow-green) as identified by a dotted line.

Credit:

Chris Burrows, Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) the European Space Agency (ESA), J. Krist (STScI), the WFPC2 IDT team, and NASA

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:opo9602c
Type:Observation
Release date:17 January 1996, 14:30
Size:570 x 113 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
B
439 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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