Location of star HD 209458 (ground-based image)

The parent star of HD 209458b is called HD 209458. It is similar to our Sun and lies 150 light-years from Earth. It is visible with binoculars as a seventh magnitude star in the constellation of Pegasus. This is a 1.9 degree three colour composite from the Digitized Sky Survey. The blue plate (B) is shown in blue, the red plate (R) in green and the infrared plate (I) in red.

Credit:

European Space Agency, NASA and the Digitized Sky Survey

About the Image

NASA caption
Id:heic0303c
Type:Observation
Release date:12 March 2003, 15:00
Related releases:heic0303
Size:3380 x 3268 px

About the Object

Name:HD 209458
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Distance:150 light years
Constellation:Pegasus

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
DSS
Optical
R
DSS
Infrared
I
DSS

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