An isolated neutron star in the Small Magellanic Cloud

This new picture created from images from telescopes on the ground and in space tells the story of the hunt for an elusive missing object hidden amid a complex tangle of gaseous filaments in one of our nearest neighbouring galaxies, the Small Magellanic Cloud.

The reddish background image comes from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and reveals the wisps of gas forming the supernova remnant 1E 0102.2-7219 in green. The red ring with a dark centre is from the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope and the blue and purple images are from the NASA Chandra X-Ray Observatory. The blue spot at the centre of the red ring is an isolated neutron star with a weak magnetic field, the first identified outside the Milky Way.

Autorska prava:

ESO/NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)/F. Vogt et al.

Acknowledgments: Mahdi Zamani

O slici

Id:eso1810a
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:5. april 2018. 17:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1810
Veličina:1510 x 1509 px

O objektu

Naziv:1E 0102.2-7219
Tip:Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Neutron Star
Constellation:Tucana
Kategorija:Stars

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Koordinate

Position (RA):1 4 3.09
Position (Dec):-72° 1' 52.10"
Field of view:1.01 x 1.01 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 0.1°levo od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTalasna dužinaTeleskop
X-zraci
0.5-1.2 keV
1.75 nmChandra X-ray Observatory
ACIS
X-zraci
2.0-7.0 keV
0.398 nmChandra X-ray Observatory
ACIS
X-zraci
1.2-2.0 keV
0.826 nmChandra X-ray Observatory
ACIS
Optički
OIII
495 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optički
OIII
500 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optički
OI
777 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optički
OII
373 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optički
MgII
280 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infracrveni
OIII
502 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optički
z
850 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optički
V
550 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optički
H-Alpha + NIII
657 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optički
NII
658 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optički
NeI
640 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optički
SII
673 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optički
i
775 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS