From Betelgeuse’s surroundings to its surface

This video takes the viewer from the surroundings of Betelgeuse, recently observed with the VISIR instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), to its surface, which has been imaged by SPHERE on the VLT. The VISIR image shows the infrared light being emitted by the dust surrounding Betelgeuse in December 2019. The SPHERE image shows Betelgeuse’s visible surface, which has a size close to the orbit of Jupiter, in the same month.


ESO/P. Kervella/M. Montargès et al., Acknowledgement: Eric Pantin

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Release date:14 February 2020, 14:00
Related releases:eso2003
Duration:16 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant



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