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.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

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

Um myndina

Auðkenni:eso1810a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Apr 5, 2018, 17:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1810
Stærð:1510 x 1509 px

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:1E 0102.2-7219
Tegund:Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Neutron Star
Constellation:Tucana
Flokkur:Stars

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Position (RA):1 4 3.09
Position (Dec):-72° 1' 52.10"
Field of view:1.01 x 1.01 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.1° vinstri frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

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