Infrared detection of the cold brown dwarf

An infrared image of the cold brown dwarf BDR J1750+3809 taken with Gemini North’s acquisition camera for the Gemini Near-Infrared Spectrograph (GNIRS) and Gemini’s Near InfraRed Imager and spectrograph (NIRI).

The image is a color composite showing the infrared filters in chromatic order, which is why the brown dwarf appears blue.

Credit:

International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/H. Vedantham/UKIRT Hemisphere Survey

About the Image

Id:noirlab2028c
Type:Observation
Release date:Nov. 9, 2020, 4 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2028
Size:2038 x 2160 px

About the Object

Name:BDR J1750+3809
Constellation:Hercules
Category:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 50 1.17
Position (Dec):38° 9' 19.95"
Field of view:1.85 x 1.96 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
J
1.27 μmGemini North
GNIRS
Infrared
J
1.25 μmUnited Kingdom Infrared Telescope
WFCAM
Infrared
CH4 (Short)
1.58 μmGemini North
NIRI
Infrared
H
1.65 μmGemini North
NIRI