High angular resolution detection of beta Pictoris b at 2.18 microns (M. Bonnefoy et al.)

Vol. 528
In section 1. Letters

High angular resolution detection of β Pictoris b at 2.18 μm

by M. Bonnefoy, A.-M. Lagrange, A. Boccaletti, G. Chauvin, D. Apai, F. Allard, D. Ehrenreich, J. H. V. Girard, D. Mouillet, D. Rouan, D. Gratadour, and M. Kasper, A&A 528, L15

A&A press release: Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing new observations of the giant planet around β Pictoris. Discovered in 2009, this planet, called β Pictoris b, has now been detected again with the NaCo instrument on the VLT. Astronomers find that the planet is moving around the star. They have also measured the mass and the effective temperature of β Pic b. [See A&A press release]