Hubble view of the surroundings of a hidden neutron star in the Small Magellanic Cloud

This picture from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope sets the scene for 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 wisps of gas forming the supernova remnant 1E 0102.2-7219 show up in blue near the centre of the picture. Part of the massive star-forming region, N 76, also known as Henize 1956, appears at the lower right in green and pink.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

About the Image

Id:eso1810b
Type:Observation
Release date:5 April 2018, 17:00
Related releases:eso1810
Size:4049 x 3972 px

About the Object

Name:1E 0102.2-7219
Type:Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Neutron Star
Constellation:Tucana
Category:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):1 4 2.91
Position (Dec):-72° 1' 55.33"
Field of view:2.70 x 2.65 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 2.7° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
MgII
280 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
OII
373 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
b
467 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
g
475 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
OIII
502 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
V
550 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
Continuum
645 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
H-Alpha + NIII
657 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
NII
658 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
Redshifted H-Alpha + NII
665 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
SII
673 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
i
775 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
z
850 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS

 

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