Image of the Centaurus A galaxy taken during the Test-Bed Telescope first light tests

Full field-of-view image (in false colour) obtained during the Test-Bed Telescope’s first light tests at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. The individual light sources are stars, with the galaxy Centaurus A visible in the centre of the image. While the telescope will be used to detect near-Earth objects rather than observing galaxies, images like these are important to test if the telescope is working as expected. Even during its commissioning phase, the 56-centimetre telescope is already showing its promising capabilities, in part thanks to the excellent sky quality at La Silla. 



O zdjęciu

Data publikacji:27 kwietnia 2021 12:00
Powiązane komunikaty:eso2107
Rozmiar:4096 x 4111 px

O obiekcie

Nazwa:Centaurus A
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN

Formaty zdjęć

Pełen rozmiar
15,5 MB
Wielki JPEG
2,2 MB
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2,1 MB


Pozycja (RA):13 24 50.74
Pozycja (Dec):-42° 18' 39.93"
Pole widzenia:147.68 x 148.23 arcminutes
Orientacja:North is 119.1° prawo of vertical

Kolory i filtry

OptycznyTest-Bed Telescope 2