XMM-Newton (ultraviolet) Image of the Crab Nebula

Esahubble_potw1720e_500

esahubble_potw1720e May 15th, 2017

Credit: ESA

ESAs XMM-Newton telescope observed the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant located 6500 light-years from Earth, in the ultraviolet.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1720e/

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_blue XMM-Newton (Optical-UV Monitor) Ultraviolet (UV) 390.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Esahubble_potw1720e_1280
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ID
potw1720e
Subject Category
B.3.1.9.1   B.4.1.4  
Subject Name
Crab Nebula
Credits
ESA
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1720e/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
XMM-Newton
Instrument
Optical-UV Monitor
Color Assignment
Blue
Band
Ultraviolet
Bandpass
UV
Central Wavelength
390
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
potw1720e
Metadata Date
2017-05-08T19:01:25-04:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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