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Ground-based view of the sky around the nearby star AU Microscopii

Ground-based view of the sky around the nearby star AU Microscopii


Date: 07 October 2015
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: AU Microscopii
Copyright: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

This image shows the sky around the nearby young star AU Microscopii. It was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. AU Mic appears just below the centre of the image as an orangish star of moderate brightness. Because the photographs through different coloured filters that were used to make this picture were taken many years apart, AU Mic appears double, as the star's own proper motion has moved it a small distance across the sky in the intervening time.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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