HST ACS/HRC wide view of Fomalhaut system

The large disk of gas surrounding Fomalhaut is clearly visible in this image. It is not centred on Fomalhaut quite as predicted, hinting that the gravity of another body – perhaps a planet – is pulling it out of shape.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and P. Kalas (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:heic0821c
Type:Observation
Release date:13 November 2008, 20:30
Related releases:heic0821
Size:2544 x 1905 px

About the Object

Name:Fomalhaut, Fomalhaut b
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk
Distance:25 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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