A Glimmer in the Eye of WISE

Wise_wise2011-026_500

WISE_WISE2011-026 July 27th, 2011

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA

Asteroid 2010 TK7 is circled in green, in this single frame taken by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. The majority of the other dots are stars or galaxies far beyond our Solar System.

Astronomers discovered this object -- the first known Earth Trojan asteroid -- after sifting through asteroid candidates identified by WISE.

This image was taken in infrared light at a wavelength of 4.6 microns in Oct. 2010.

Image Source: /image/WISE/WISE2011-026

Curator: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, Berkeley, CA, USA

Image Use Policy: Pulic Domain

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
2010 TK7
Subject - Unspecified
Mission Graphics
Wise_wise2011-026_128
 

Position Details

Position (FK5)
RA = 6h 14m 48.2s
DEC = -44° 47’ 23.3”
Orientation
North is 4.0° CW
Field of View
45.7 x 45.7 arcminutes
Constellation
Puppis

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_pseudocolor WISE Infrared (Near-IR) 4.6 µm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_pseudocolor
Wise_wise2011-026_1280
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ID
WISE2011-026
Subject Category
*.*  
Subject Name
2010 TK7
Credits
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
/image/WISE/WISE2011-026
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
WISE
Instrument
Color Assignment
Pseudocolor
Band
Infrared
Bandpass
Near-IR
Central Wavelength
4600
Start Time
2010-10-01T16:34
Integration Time
7.7
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
FK5
Equinox
2000
Reference Value
93.7006742407703, -44.7897943899041
Reference Dimension
1000, 1000
Reference Pixel
500.5, 500.5
Scale
-7.70804300000000e-04, 7.61258900000000e-04
Rotation
-4.0406916335953
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer
URL
http://wise.astro.ucla.edu
Name
Email
outreach@ssl.berkeley.edu
Telephone
Address
7 Gauss Way
City
Berkeley
State/Province
CA
Postal Code
94720
Country
USA
Rights
Pulic Domain
Publisher
Publisher ID
WISE
Resource ID
Resource URL
/image/WISE/WISE2011-026
Related Resources
Metadata Date
2011-08-05
Metadata Version
1.2
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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There is no distance meta data in this image.