V838 - EXPLODING STAR WITH "LIGHT EHOES"

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Figure 1.  Color image of V838, the red star in the middle surrounded by a reddish-brown shell.  Field of view is 23.7 'arc wide by 16.3 'arc high.  North is at the top.  [10-inch Meade LX200 SCT, SBIG ST-8XE CCD, True Tech CFW, JMI focuser; 2003.01.10/11, Sierra Vista, AZ residence]

Black and white zoom of V838 region.  FOV is 5.0 'arc x 4.0 'arc.  Resolution is 6"arc, or slightly better than the previous image.

Color version, with slightly degraded resolution.  The brightenest stars are "asaturated" and appear white even though they have their own colors.


 
 





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