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.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

SPECULOOS Team/E. Jehin/ESO

Um myndina

Auðkenni:eso1839i
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Des 5, 2018, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1839
Stærð:2039 x 2030 px

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:Horsehead Nebula
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark
Constellation:Orion
Flokkur:Nebulae

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Position (RA):5 41 4.52
Position (Dec):-2° 27' 24.91"
Field of view:11.79 x 11.74 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 89.2° vinstri frá lóðréttu

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