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
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 34m 32.0s
DEC = 22° 0’ 54.4”
Orientation
North is 0.5° CCW
Field of View
8.8 x 8.8 arcminutes
Constellation
Taurus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_yellow Spitzer Space Telescope (None) Infrared -
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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 Space Telescope
Instrument
None
Color Assignment
Yellow
Band
Infrared
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
83.6334511837, 22.0151236394
Reference Dimension
5290.0, 5290.0
Reference Pixel
2645.0, 2645.0
Scale
-2.78194934801e-05, 2.78194934801e-05
Rotation
0.49999999999999961
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
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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There is no distance meta data in this image.