The southern plane of the Milky Way from the ATLASGAL survey

The southern plane of the Milky Way from the ATLASGAL survey

This image of the Milky Way has been released to mark the completion of the APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy (ATLASGAL). The APEX telescope in Chile has mapped the full area of the Galactic Plane visible from the southern hemisphere for the first time at submillimetre wavelengths — between infrared light and radio waves — and in finer detail than recent space-based surveys.

The APEX data, at a wavelength of 0.87 millimetres, shows up in red and the background blue image was imaged at shorter infrared wavelengths by the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope as part of the GLIMPSE survey. The fainter extended red structures come from complementary observations made by ESA's Planck satellite. Note that the far right section of this long and thin image does not include Planck imaging.

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ESO/APEX/ATLASGAL consortium/NASA/GLIMPSE consortium/ESA/Planck

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1606a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Shk 24, 2016, 12:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1606
Përmasat:84353 x 2220 px
Field of View:140.5° x 3°

Rreth objektit

Emri:Milky Way
Tipi:Milky Way : Cosmology : Morphology : Large-Scale Structure
Kategori:Stars

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Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Infra të kuqe4.5 μm Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC (Spitzer)
Radio3.6 μm Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC (Spitzer)
Infra të kuqe8.0 μm Spitzer Space Telescope
MIPS
Milimetër
353 GHz
850 μmPlanck
HFI
Milimetër
344 GHz
870 μmAtacama Pathfinder Experiment
LABOCA