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Beta Pictoris Edge-On

Beta Pictoris Edge-On

Depicts: Beta Pictoris
Copyright: Paul Kalas (University of Hawaii 2.2-m telescope, Mauna Kea)

The disk appears four times thicker in a ground-based image of Beta Pictoris than in a Hubble Space Telescope image due to the limitation of atmospheric seeing.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
9-Feb-2023 03:37 UT

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