Spitzer Space Telescope (infrared) Image of the Crab Nebula

Esahubble_potw1720c_500

esahubble_potw1720c May 15th, 2017

Credit: JPL/Caltech

NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope observed the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant located 6500 light-years from Earth, in the infrared.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1720c/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Crab Nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Star » Evolutionary Stage » Neutron Star » Pulsar
Nebula » Type » Supernova Remnant

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_yellow Spitzer (MIPS) Infrared (Mid-IR) 24.0 µm
Spectrum_ir1
Arrow_top_yellow
Esahubble_potw1720c_1280
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ID
potw1720c
Subject Category
B.3.1.9.1   B.4.1.4  
Subject Name
Crab Nebula
Credits
JPL/Caltech
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1720c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Spitzer
Instrument
MIPS
Color Assignment
Yellow
Band
Infrared
Bandpass
Mid-IR
Central Wavelength
24000
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
5290.0, 5290.0
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org
Name
Space Telescope Science Institute Office of Public Outreach
Email
outreach@stsci.edu
Telephone
410-338-4444
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
potw1720c
Metadata Date
2017-05-08T19:00:47-04:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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