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Omicron Ceti

Omicron Ceti


Depicts: Mira A, Omicron Ceti, IRAS 02168-0312
Copyright: Margarita Karovska (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), and NASA

This is a NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of the cool red giant star Mira A (right), officially called Omicron Ceti in the constellation Cetus, and its nearby hot companion (left) taken on December 11, 1995 in visible light using the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera (FOC). The stars in this false-color picture are separated by an angular size of only 0.6 arcseconds (equal to 70 times the distance between Earth and the Sun), but clearly resolved by the FOC. Image reconstruction techniques have been used to further enhance the details in the Mira images.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
3-Dec-2021 18:55 UT

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