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. 

Autorska prava:

CONCERTO team/A. Beelen, ESO

O slici

Id:ann21010b
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:6. jul 2021. 14:00
Povezana obaveštenja:ann21010
Veličina:1989 x 2000 px

O objektu

Naziv:Crab Nebula, M 1, Messier 1
Tip:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
Constellation:Taurus
Kategorija:Nebulae

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Koordinate

Position (RA):5 34 31.75
Position (Dec):22° 0' 43.25"
Field of view:6.83 x 6.87 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 0.1°desno od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTalasna dužinaTeleskop
Optički
B
440 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Milimetar
195-310 GHz
1.2 cmAtacama Pathfinder Experiment
CONCERTO
Optički
R
655 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Milimetar
130-270 GHz
1.5 mmAtacama Pathfinder Experiment
CONCERTO
Optički
S II
677 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2