Omicron Ceti

This is a NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of the cool red giant star Mira A (right), officially called Omicron Ceti in the constellation Cetus, and its nearby hot companion (left) taken on December 11, 1995 in visible light using the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera (FOC).


Margarita Karovska (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:6 August 1997, 06:00
Size:2400 x 2999 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 02168-0312, Mira A, Omicron Ceti
Type:• X - Stars Images/Videos

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Ultraviolet Hubble Space Telescope
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