CONCERTO show starts with new view of the Crab Nebula

This image of the Crab Nebula (also known as Messier 1) in the constellation of Taurus is an overlay of one of the first-light images taken by the CONCERTO instrument on the APEX telescope, operated by ESO, with an image taken by the FORS 2 instrument on ESO’s VLT. CONCERTO’s data is the white central glow, with the colourful structures in the background coming from the VLT image. The Crab Nebula is the remnant of a supernova explosion at a distance of about 6,000 light-years, observed almost 1,000 years ago, in the year 1054. 

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:

CONCERTO team/A. Beelen, ESO

Om bildet

ID:ann21010b
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:6. juli 2021 14:00
Relaterte kunngjøringer:ann21010
Størrelse:1989 x 2000 px

Om objektet

Navn:Crab Nebula, M 1, Messier 1
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
Constellation:Taurus
Kategori:Nebulae

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Zoombart


Koordinater

Position (RA):5 34 31.75
Position (Dec):22° 0' 43.25"
Field of view:6.83 x 6.87 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 0.1° til høyre for vertikalen

Farger og filtre

BåndBølgelengdeTeleskop
Optisk
B
440 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Millimeter
195-310 GHz
1.2 cmAtacama Pathfinder Experiment
CONCERTO
Optisk
R
655 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Millimeter
130-270 GHz
1.5 mmAtacama Pathfinder Experiment
CONCERTO
Optisk
S II
677 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2