Discovering the Treasures in Chandra's Archives

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chandra_640f October 14th, 2016

Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO

The Chandra Data Archive is a sophisticated digital system that ultimately contains all of the data obtained by the telescope, creating an invaluable resource for both the scientific community and the public. These six new images showcase data from Chandra's archive to help celebrate American Archive Month. These images also include data from telescopes covering other parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, such as visible and infrared light, and they represent just a small fraction of the treasures that reside in Chandra's unique X-ray archive.

Image Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2016/archives/

Curator: Chandra X-ray Observatory, Cambridge, MA, USA

Image Use Policy: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/image_use.html

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
CTB37A
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula » Type » Supernova Remnant

Distance

Universescale1
26,000 light years
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 17h 14m 35.1s
DEC = -38° 32’ 0.4”
Orientation
North is 0.1° CCW
Field of View
19.3 x 19.3 arcminutes
Constellation
Scorpius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Chandra (ACIS) X-ray (X-ray) 826.7 pm
Arrow_left_yellow Spitzer (IRAC) Infrared (Near-IR) 5.8 µm
Arrow_left_purple MOST Radio 355.0 µm
Spectrum_xray2
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_yellow
Arrow_top_purple
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ID
640f
Subject Category
B.4.1.4  
Subject Name
CTB37A
Credits
NASA/CXC/SAO
Lightyears
26,000
Redshift
Reference Url
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2016/archives/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Chandra, Spitzer, MOST
Instrument
ACIS, IRAC, -
Color Assignment
Blue, Yellow, Purple
Band
X-ray, Infrared, Radio
Bandpass
X-ray, Near-IR
Central Wavelength
0.8267, 5800, 3.55e5
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
258.6460717, -38.5334492
Reference Dimension
3600.0, 3600.0
Reference Pixel
1801.0, 1801.0
Scale
8.94268e-05, 8.9426762e-05
Rotation
0.05
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
WCS retrieved using CXCs PinpointWCS
Creator (Curator)
Chandra X-ray Observatory
URL
http://chandra.harvard.edu
Name
Chandra X-ray Observatory Center
Email
cxcpub@cfa.harvard.edu
Telephone
617.496.7941
Address
60 Garden St.
City
Cambridge
State/Province
MA
Postal Code
02138
Country
USA
Rights
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/image_use.html
Publisher
Chandra X-ray Observatory Center
Publisher ID
chandra
Resource ID
archives_ctb37a.tif
Metadata Date
2016-10-19
Metadata Version
1.2
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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Universescalefull
26,000 light years