CONCERTO show starts with new view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula

This image of the star-forming region NGC 6334, also known as the Cat’s Paw Nebula, is one of the first-light images taken by the CONCERTO instrument on the APEX telescope, operated by ESO. The new observations, shown in white and pink tones, have been superimposed to an image of the same region taken in near-infrared light by ESO’s VISTA telescope at Paranal.

CONCERTO is able to scan the sky at frequencies between infrared and radio waves and has been designed to look at radiation emitted by ionised carbon atoms, one of the most valuable tracers of star formation in the early cosmic ages.

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ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

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Auðkenni:ann21010a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Júl 6, 2021, 14:00 CEST
Tengdar tilkynningar:ann21010
Stærð:2076 x 1390 px

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Nafn:Cat's Paw Nebula, NGC 6334
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Constellation:Scorpius
Flokkur:Nebulae
Stars

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Position (RA):17 20 50.79
Position (Dec):-35° 46' 29.53"
Field of view:36.88 x 24.70 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 59.9° vinstri frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Innrautt
Y
1.02 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Millímetri
195-310 GHz
1.2 mmAtacama Pathfinder Experiment
CONCERTO
Innrautt
J
1.252 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Innrautt
H
1.645 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Millímetri
130-270GHz
1.5 mmAtacama Pathfinder Experiment
CONCERTO