This image is not available for purchase in your country.

CCD photo of Red Rectangle star and surrounds

CCD photo of Red Rectangle star and surrounds

R620/0023

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

ROYAL GREENWICH OBSERVATORY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ROYAL GREENWICH OBSERVATORY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Image-processed photograph of the "Red Rectangle" star taken in red light with a CCD (charge-coupled device) camera. The "Rectangle" is a region of very faint nebulosity surrounding a bright star, & the camera's wide dynamic range reveals the faint extensions, colour coded here for intensity of emission, without contamination by the star's light. At the heart of the camera is the CCD, a type of integrated circuit. The vertical feature apparently bisecting the star is an artefact.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}