Wide field view of the sky around the very faint neutron star RX J1856.5-3754

This wide field image shows the sky around the very faint neutron star RX J1856.5-3754 in the southern constellation of Corona Australis. This part of the sky also contains interesting regions of dark and bright nebulosity surrounding the variable star R Coronae Australis (upper left), as well as the globular star cluster NGC 6723. The neutron star itself is too faint to be seen here, but lies very close to the centre of the image.

Crédit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso1641b
Type:Observation
Date de publication:30 novembre 2016 12:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1641
Taille:11037 x 12442 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:RX J1856.5-3754
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Neutron Star
Constellation:Corona Australis
Catégorie:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 56 18.35
Position (Dec):-37° 52' 52.88"
Field of view:185.52 x 209.14 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.7° right of vertical

Couleurs & filtres

DomaineTélescope
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B
Digitized Sky Survey
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R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
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I
Digitized Sky Survey 2