Hubble's Snapshot of Debris Disk Around Young Star - Annotated
AU Microscopii, AU Mic, GJ 803, HD197481
Approximately 33 light-years (10 parsecs).
This image is 16 arcseconds (160 Astronomical Units) across.
This image was created from HST data from the following proposal 10228: P. Kalas, J. Graham, and B. Matthews (University of California, Berkeley).
F606W (V) (POL0V, POL60V, and POL120V)
This image is representatively colored in a heat map color scheme. This image is a composite of many separate exposures made by the ACS/HRC instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope. Exposures were made through a filter sampling a broad range of wavelengths plus three separate polarizing filters with angles of polarization at 0°, 60° and 120°. The exposures have been combined into a single monochromatic image with brightness values mapped to a sequence of colors.
This annotated image shows light reflected off dust in a debris disk around the young star AU Microscopii.