First Light for SPECULOOS Southern Observatory’s Callisto Telescope

This first light image from the Callisto telescope at the SPECULOOS Southern Observatory (SSO) shows the famous Horsehead Nebula . First light for a newly commissioned telescope is a tremendously exciting time, and usually well-known astronomical objects such as this are captured to celebrate a new telescope commencing operations.

The SSO is installed at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in the vast Atacama Desert, Chile, and consists of four 1-metre planet-hunting telescopes. The project’s telescopes are named after Jupiter’s Galilean moons, and are neighbours of ESO's Very Large Telescope and VISTA . SPECULOOS will focus on detecting Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby ultra-cool stars and brown dwarfs.

Të drejtat:

SPECULOOS Team/E. Jehin/ESO

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1839i
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Dhj 5, 2018, 12:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1839
Përmasat:2039 x 2030 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Horsehead Nebula
Tipi:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark
Constellation:Orion
Kategori:Nebulae

Formate Fotografish

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):5 41 4.52
Position (Dec):-2° 27' 24.91"
Field of view:11.79 x 11.74 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 89.2° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

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