The southern plane of the Milky Way from the ATLASGAL survey

Eso_eso1606a_500

eso_eso1606a February 24th, 2016

Credit: ESO/APEX/ATLASGAL consortium/NASA/GLIMPSE consortium/ESA/Planck

This image of the Milky Way has been released to mark the completion of the APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy (ATLASGAL). The APEX telescope in Chile has mapped the full area of the Galactic Plane visible from the southern hemisphere for the first time at submillimetre wavelengths between infrared light and radio waves and in finer detail than recent space-based surveys. The APEX data, at a wavelength of 0.87 millimetres, shows up in red and the background blue image was imaged at shorter infrared wavelengths by the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope as part of the GLIMPSE survey.The fainter extended red structures come from complementary observations made by ESA'sPlanck satellite. Note that the far right section of this long and thin image does not include Planck imaging. To fully appreciate this image click on it and zoom and scroll sideways.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1606a/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Milky Way
Subject - Milky Way

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (LABOCA) Millimeter (344 GHz) 870.0 µm
Arrow_left_blue Spitzer Space Telescope (MIPS) Infrared 8.0 µm
Arrow_left_red Planck (HFI) Millimeter (353 GHz) 850.0 µm
Arrow_left_blue Spitzer Space Telescope (IRAC (Spitzer)) Infrared 4.5 µm
Arrow_left_blue Spitzer Space Telescope (IRAC (Spitzer)) Radio 3.6 µm
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Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_blue
Eso_eso1606a_1280
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ID
eso1606a
Subject Category
B  
Subject Name
Milky Way
Credits
ESO/APEX/ATLASGAL consortium/NASA/GLIMPSE consortium/ESA/Planck
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1606a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Atacama Pathfinder Experiment, Spitzer Space Telescope, Planck, Spitzer Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument
LABOCA, MIPS, HFI, IRAC (Spitzer), IRAC (Spitzer)
Color Assignment
Red, Blue, Red, Blue, Blue
Band
Millimeter, Infrared, Millimeter, Infrared, Radio
Bandpass
344 GHz, -, 353 GHz, -, -
Central Wavelength
870000, 8000, 850000, 4500, 3600
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
84353.0, 2220.0
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
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 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1606a
Metadata Date
2017-07-20T12:27:08.727223
Metadata Version
1.1
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