VLT image of the cometary globule CG4

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eso_eso1503a January 28th, 2015

Credit: ESO

Like the gaping mouth of a gigantic celestial creature, the cometary globule CG4 glows menacingly in this image from ESOs Very Large Telescope. Although it looks huge and bright in this image it is actually a faint nebula and not easy to observe. The exact nature of CG4 remains a mystery.

Image Source: http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1503a/

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
CG4
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula
Eso_eso1503a_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 7h 34m 19.9s
DEC = -46° 56’ 6.5”
Orientation
North is 89.9° CW
Field of View
7.3 x 7.2 arcminutes
Constellation
Puppis

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_green Very Large Telescope (FORS1) Optical (V) -
Arrow_left_orange Very Large Telescope (FORS1) Optical (R) -
Arrow_left_red Very Large Telescope (FORS1) Optical (H-alpha) -
Arrow_left_blue Very Large Telescope (FORS1) Optical (B) -
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ID
eso1503a
Subject Category
B.4  
Subject Name
CG4
Credits
ESO
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1503a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope
Instrument
FORS1, FORS1, FORS1, FORS1
Color Assignment
Green, Orange, Red, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
V, R, H-alpha, B
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
113.582978454, -46.9351380929
Reference Dimension
3461.0, 3436.0
Reference Pixel
1730.0, 1718.0
Scale
-3.49628486616e-05, 3.49628486616e-05
Rotation
-89.919999999999987
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
eso1503a
Metadata Date
2014-12-08T14:52:05+01:00
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.