MUSE view of the surroundings of a hidden neutron star in the Small Magellanic Cloud

This new picture from the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile shows how an elusive missing object was found amid a complex tangle of gaseous filaments in one of our nearest neighbouring galaxies, the Small Magellanic Cloud.

The wisps of gas forming the supernova remnant 1E 0102.2-7219 show up in blue, but the red ring in the MUSE data, revealing glowing neon and oxygen forms, is perfectly centred on an X-ray source — an isolated neutron star with a weak magnetic field, the first identified outside the Milky Way.

Të drejtat:

ESO/F. Vogt et al.

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1810c
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Pri 5, 2018, 17:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1810
Përmasat:909 x 909 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:1E 0102.2-7219
Tipi:Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Neutron Star
Constellation:Tucana
Kategori:Stars

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):1 4 3.11
Position (Dec):-72° 1' 52.12"
Field of view:1.01 x 1.01 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.0° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Optik
OIII
495 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optik
OI
777 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optik
OIII
500 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optik
V
547 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optik
R
634 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optik
I
879 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optik
NeI
640 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE

 

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