Wide-field view of Betelgeuse (ground-based image)

This image is a colour composite made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2). It shows the area around the red supergiant star Betelgeuse.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2.
Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin.

About the Image

Id:heic2014c
Type:Observation
Release date:13 August 2020, 17:00
Related releases:heic2014
Size:7106 x 5332 px

About the Object

Name:Betelgeuse
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant
Distance:750 light years
Constellation:Orion
Category:Stars

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 55 10.47
Position (Dec):7° 24' 22.35"
Field of view:119.56 x 89.71 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
479 nm Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
649 nm Digitized Sky Survey 2

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