Hubble view of the surroundings of a hidden neutron star in the Small Magellanic Cloud

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eso_eso1810b April 5th, 2018

Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

This picture from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope sets the scene for the story of the hunt for an elusive missing object hidden amid a complex tangle of gaseous filaments in one of our nearest neighbouring galaxies, the Small Magellanic Cloud. The wisps of gas forming the supernova remnant 1E 0102.2-7219 show up in blue near the centre of the picture. Part of the massive star-forming region, N 76, also known as Henize 1956, appears at the lower right in green and pink.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1810b/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
1E 0102.2-7219
Subject - Local Universe
Star » Evolutionary Stage » Neutron Star
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 1h 4m 2.9s
DEC = -72° 1’ 55.3”
Orientation
North is 2.7° CCW
Field of View
2.7 x 2.6 arcminutes
Constellation
Tucana

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Ultraviolet (MgII) 280.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Optical (OII) 373.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Optical (b) 467.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (g) 475.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Optical (OIII) 502.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (V) 550.0 nm
Arrow_left_yellow Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Optical (Continuum) 645.0 nm
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Optical (H-Alpha + NIII) 657.0 nm
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Infrared (NII) 658.0 nm
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Optical (Redshifted H-Alpha + NII) 665.0 nm
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Optical (SII) 673.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_yellow
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_red
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ID
eso1810b
Subject Category
C.3.1.9  
Subject Name
1E 0102.2-7219
Credits
NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1810b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, ACS, WFC3, ACS, WFC3, WFC3, ACS, WFC3, WFC3
Color Assignment
Blue, Blue, Blue, Green, Green, Green, Yellow, Red, Red, Red, Red
Band
Ultraviolet, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Infrared, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
MgII, OII, b, g, OIII, V, Continuum, H-Alpha + NIII, NII, Redshifted H-Alpha + NII, SII
Central Wavelength
280, 373, 467, 475, 502, 550, 645, 657, 658, 665, 673
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
16.012140552, -72.0320372853
Reference Dimension
4049.0, 3972.0
Reference Pixel
2024.0, 1986.0
Scale
-1.11165283156e-05, 1.11165283156e-05
Rotation
2.7400000000000038
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 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1810b
Metadata Date
2018-04-01T19:02:46+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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