The Star AB Pictoris and its Companion
August 23, 2005
This is a coronagraphic image of AB Pictoris showing its tiny companion (bottom left). The data was obtained on 16 March 2003 with NACO on the VLT, using a 1.4 arcsec occulting mask on top of AB Pictoris.
Topics: AB Pictoris, Pictor constellation, Telescopes, The Star AB, Pictor, NACO, Beta Pictoris, Coronagraph, Very Large Telescope