The brown dwarf KELU-1

This photo shows a small sky area around the newly discovered Brown Dwarf object KELU-1 in the southern constellation of Hydra (The Water-Snake). It is indicated with tick marks.

Observations described in ESO Press Release eso9709 (28 April 1997) have shown that this object is located at a distance of only about 10 parsec from the Sun. Moreover, it is single and is therefore not disturbed by any other objects in its neighbourhood.

This image was obtained on March 15, 1997, through a near-infrared `gunn-i' filter with the EFOSC1 multimode instrument at the ESO 3.6-m telescope at La Silla. The exposure lasted 40 seconds and was made during good sky conditions. The field measures approx. 5 x 5 arcmin; North is up and East is left.

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À propos de l'image

Identification:eso9709a
Type:Observation
Date de publication:28 avril 1997
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso9709
Taille:2505 x 3000 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:KELU-1
Type:Milky Way : Star : Type : Brown Dwarf
Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary
Distance:60 années lumière
Catégorie:Stars

Formats des images

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Couleurs & filtres

DomaineTélescope
Infrarouge
Near-IR
ESO 3.6-metre telescope
EFOSC