Region of the Sky Around HD 106906b

Pictured here is the region surrounding the exoplanet HD106906b. Located nearly 336 light-years from Earth, this 11-Jupiter-mass planet occupies an unlikely orbit around a double star 336 light-years away and may be offering clues to something that might be much closer to home: a hypothesized distant member of our Solar System dubbed “Planet Nine.”

This view was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, Digitized Sky Survey 2.
Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:heic2021c
Type:Observation
Release date:10 December 2020, 17:00
Related releases:heic2021
Size:8717 x 7855 px

About the Object

Name:HD 106906 b
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Distance:350 light years
Constellation:Crux
Category:Exoplanets

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 17 53.42
Position (Dec):-55° 58' 34.09"
Field of view:146.50 x 132.01 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 2.1° left of vertical


Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
R
649 nmDSS
Optical
I
825 nmDSS

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