Celestial scribbled notes

This colour-composite image was obtained by FORS1 on ANTU. It displays a sky area near the Chamaeleon I complex of bright nebulae and hot stars in the constellation of the same name, close to the southern celestial pole.This picture was taken a few days before the Paranal Inauguration and the "hand-over" to the astronomers on April 1, 1999.This colour composite photo of the Chamaeleon I area is based on six 1-min exposures obtained with VLT UT1 + FORS1 in the V, R and I bands. The sky field measures 6.8 x 11.2 arcmin2; North is up and East is left.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9921c
Type:Observation
Release date:6 March 1999
Related releases:eso9921
Size:2880 x 4796 px

About the Object

Name:Chamaeleon I
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark
• X - Nebulae
Distance:500
Constellation:Chamaeleon

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 6 48.11
Position (Dec):-77° 17' 59.92"
Field of view:6.55 x 10.90 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.4° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrared
I
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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