CONCERTO show starts with new view of the Crab Nebula

This image of the Crab Nebula (also known as Messier 1) in the constellation of Taurus is an overlay of one of the first-light images taken by the CONCERTO instrument on the APEX telescope, operated by ESO, with an image taken by the FORS 2 instrument on ESO’s VLT. CONCERTO’s data is the white central glow, with the colourful structures in the background coming from the VLT image. The Crab Nebula 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. 

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. 

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CONCERTO team/A. Beelen, ESO

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Auðkenni:ann21010b
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Júl 6, 2021, 14:00 CEST
Tengdar tilkynningar:ann21010
Stærð:1989 x 2000 px

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Nafn:Crab Nebula, M 1, Messier 1
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
Constellation:Taurus
Flokkur:Nebulae

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Position (RA):5 34 31.75
Position (Dec):22° 0' 43.25"
Field of view:6.83 x 6.87 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.1° højre frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Sýnilegt
B
440 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Millímetri
195-310 GHz
1.2 cmAtacama Pathfinder Experiment
CONCERTO
Sýnilegt
R
655 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Millímetri
130-270 GHz
1.5 mmAtacama Pathfinder Experiment
CONCERTO
Sýnilegt
S II
677 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2