Hubble Space Telescope (visible) Image of the Crab Nebula

Esahubble_potw1720d_500

esahubble_potw1720d May 15th, 2017

Credit: NASA, ESA/Hubble

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observed the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant located 6500 light-years from Earth, in optical wavelengths.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1720d/

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_green Hubble (WFPC2) Optical (SII) 673.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_green
Esahubble_potw1720d_1280
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ID
potw1720d
Subject Category
B.3.1.9.1   B.4.1.4  
Subject Name
Crab Nebula
Credits
NASA, ESA/Hubble
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1720d/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble
Instrument
WFPC2
Color Assignment
Green
Band
Optical
Bandpass
SII
Central Wavelength
673
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
potw1720d
Metadata Date
2017-05-08T19:01:04-04:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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