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.

Telif:

ESO/F. Vogt et al.

Görüntü Hakkında

Kimlik:eso1810c
Tür:Gözlem
Yayın tarihi:05 Nisan 2018 17:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso1810
Boyut:909 x 909 px

Nesne Hakkında

Adı:1E 0102.2-7219
Tür:Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Neutron Star
Constellation:Tucana
Kategori:Stars

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Position (RA):1 4 3.11
Position (Dec):-72° 1' 52.12"
Field of view:1.01 x 1.01 arcminutes
Yönelim:Kuzey yönü 0.0° sol derece kadar dik konumdan sapma göstermektedir

Renkler & Filtreler

BantDalgaboyuTeleskop
Optik
OIII
495 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optik
OI
777 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optik
OIII
500 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optik
V
547 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optik
R
634 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optik
I
879 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optik
NeI
640 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE

 

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