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.

Autorska prava:

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

O slici

Id:ann21010a
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:6. jul 2021. 14:00
Povezana obaveštenja:ann21010
Veličina:2076 x 1390 px

O objektu

Naziv:Cat's Paw Nebula, NGC 6334
Tip:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Constellation:Scorpius
Kategorija:Nebulae
Stars

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Koordinate

Position (RA):17 20 50.79
Position (Dec):-35° 46' 29.53"
Field of view:36.88 x 24.70 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 59.9°levo od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTalasna dužinaTeleskop
Infracrveni
Y
1.02 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Milimetar
195-310 GHz
1.2 mmAtacama Pathfinder Experiment
CONCERTO
Infracrveni
J
1.252 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Infracrveni
H
1.645 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Milimetar
130-270GHz
1.5 mmAtacama Pathfinder Experiment
CONCERTO