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.

Kilde:

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

Om bildet

ID:ann21010a
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:6. juli 2021 14:00
Relaterte kunngjøringer:ann21010
Størrelse:2076 x 1390 px

Om objektet

Navn:Cat's Paw Nebula, NGC 6334
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Constellation:Scorpius
Kategori:Nebulae
Stars

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Koordinater

Position (RA):17 20 50.79
Position (Dec):-35° 46' 29.53"
Field of view:36.88 x 24.70 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 59.9° til venstre for vertikalen

Farger og filtre

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