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.

Autorska prava:

ESO/F. Vogt et al.

O slici

Id:eso1810c
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:5. april 2018. 17:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1810
Veličina:909 x 909 px

O objektu

Naziv:1E 0102.2-7219
Tip:Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Neutron Star
Constellation:Tucana
Kategorija:Stars

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Koordinate

Position (RA):1 4 3.11
Position (Dec):-72° 1' 52.12"
Field of view:1.01 x 1.01 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 0.0°levo od vertikale

Boje i flteri

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

 

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