Zooming in on Tabby’s star

Zooming into the constellation Cygnus, 1470 light-years away, this video points to the location of KIC 8462852, or Tabby’s star. It’s named for Tabetha (Tabby) Boyajian, the researcher who led the study that first investigated this star's mysterious behaviour: it repeatedly and erratically dims. No one quite knows why this star dims as it does, because otherwise it seems calm and stable, and is a bit like our Sun. This video was originally produced for an ESO Chasing Starlight episode on the strangest stars in our Universe.



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Release date:23 April 2024, 16:20
Duration:12 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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Type:Unspecified : Star

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