V838 Mon before and during outburst

These two images compare V838 Mon before (May 1989) and after the outburst (March 2002).


NASA/ESA, Anglo-Australian Observatory, U.S. Naval Observatory and Z. Levay (STScI).

About the Image

NASA press release
Release date:26 March 2003, 15:00
Related releases:heic0304
Size:600 x 450 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 07015-0346, V838 Mon
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant
Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable
Distance:20000 light years

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