The Crab Nebula as seen by CONCERTO

This image of the Crab Nebula (also known as Messier 1) in the constellation of Taurus is one of the first-light images taken by the CONCERTO instrument on APEX telescope, operated by ESO. It 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. The total integration time is 3 minutes.

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

Datum objavljivanja:6. jul 2021. 14:00
Povezana obaveštenja:ann21010
Veličina:896 x 896 px

O objektu

Naziv:Crab Nebula, M 1, Messier 1
Tip:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant

Formati slika

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Position (RA):5 34 33.29
Position (Dec):22° 0' 54.78"
Field of view:12.67 x 12.67 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je -0.0°levo od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTalasna dužinaTeleskop
195-310 GHz
1.2 mmAtacama Pathfinder Experiment
130-270 GHz
1.5 mmAtacama Pathfinder Experiment