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.

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ESO/F. Vogt et al.

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Auðkenni:eso1810c
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Apr 5, 2018, 17:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1810
Stærð:909 x 909 px

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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 3.11
Position (Dec):-72° 1' 52.12"
Field of view:1.01 x 1.01 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.0° vinstri frá lóðréttu

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

 

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