First Light for SPECULOOS Southern Observatory’s Europa Telescope

This first light image from the Europa telescope at the SPECULOOS Southern Observatory (SSO) shows M83, the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy. M83 is a picturesque and often-imaged galaxy — this object was also a first light image the SPECULOOS prototype telescope, TRAPPIST-South at ESO’s La Silla Observatory.

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.

Autorska prava:

SPECULOOS Team/E. Jehin/ESO

O slici

Id:eso1839h
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:5. decembar 2018. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1839
Veličina:2032 x 2020 px

O objektu

Naziv:M 83, Messier 83, Pinwheel Galaxy
Tip:Local Universe : Galaxy
Constellation:Hydra
Kategorija:Paranal

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Koordinate

Position (RA):13 37 0.22
Position (Dec):-29° 51' 46.56"
Field of view:11.76 x 11.69 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 90.2°levo od vertikale

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