Chandra X-ray Observatory (X-ray) Image of the Crab Nebula

Esahubble_potw1720f_500

esahubble_potw1720f May 15th, 2017

Credit: CXC

NASAs Chandra X-ray Observatory observed X-ray emissions from the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant located 6500 light-years from Earth.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1720f/

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

Distance

Universescale1
6,500 light years

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_magenta Chandra (ACIS) X-ray (X-ray) 826.7 pm
Spectrum_xray1
Arrow_top_magenta
Esahubble_potw1720f_1280
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ID
potw1720f
Subject Category
B.3.1.9.1   B.4.1.4  
Subject Name
Crab Nebula
Credits
CXC
Lightyears
6,500
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1720f/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Chandra
Instrument
ACIS
Color Assignment
Magenta
Band
X-ray
Bandpass
X-ray
Central Wavelength
0.8267
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
potw1720f
Metadata Date
2017-05-08T19:01:41-04:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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Universescalefull
6,500 light years