Wide field view of the sky around the very faint neutron star RX J1856.5-3754

This wide field image shows the sky around the very faint neutron star RX J1856.5-3754 in the southern constellation of Corona Australis. This part of the sky also contains interesting regions of dark and bright nebulosity surrounding the variable star R Coronae Australis (upper left), as well as the globular star cluster NGC 6723. The neutron star itself is too faint to be seen here, but lies very close to the centre of the image.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1641b
Type:Observation
Release date:30 November 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1641
Size:11037 x 12442 px

About the Object

Name:RX J1856.5-3754
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Neutron Star
Constellation:Corona Australis
Category:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 56 18.35
Position (Dec):-37° 52' 52.88"
Field of view:185.52 x 209.14 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.7° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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