The star-forming region around NGC 3603

Eso_eso0137d_500

eso_eso0137d December 3rd, 2001

Credit: ESO

The sky area shown in the NAOS-CONICA high-resolution image is indicated on an earlier image of a much larger area, obtained in 1999 with the ISAAC multi-mode instrument on VLT ANTU (ESO Press Release eso9946)

Image Source: http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0137d/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 3603
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula
Eso_eso0137d_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 11h 15m 9.2s
DEC = -61° 16’ 17.5”
Orientation
North is 0.1° CW
Field of View
3.3 x 3.3 arcminutes
Constellation
Carina

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Very Large Telescope (ISAAC) Infrared (J) 1.3 µm
Arrow_left_green Very Large Telescope (ISAAC) Infrared (H) 1.7 µm
Arrow_left_red Very Large Telescope (ISAAC) Infrared (K) 2.2 µm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_red
Eso_eso0137d_1280
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ID
eso0137d
Subject Category
B.4  
Subject Name
NGC 3603
Credits
ESO
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0137d/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope
Instrument
ISAAC, ISAAC, ISAAC
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
J, H, K
Central Wavelength
1250, 1650, 2200
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
168.788166, -61.271524
Reference Dimension
670.0, 674.0
Reference Pixel
299.388543315, 205.993243558
Scale
-8.218695e-05, 8.218695e-05
Rotation
-0.10823769310
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso0137d
Metadata Date
2008-12-19T14:33:39+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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