LMC snapped by the ESO 1-metre Schmidt telescope

Eso_lmc-schmidt-1986-6000p_500

eso_lmc-schmidt-1986-6000p February 16th, 2010

Credit: ESO

Astronomers used the ESO 1-metre Schmidt telescope to capture this image of the nearby Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) galaxy in 1986.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/lmc-schmidt-1986-6000p/

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
Large Magellanic Cloud LMC
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy » Type » Irregular
Galaxy » Size » Dwarf
Eso_lmc-schmidt-1986-6000p_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 29m 9.9s
DEC = -69° 10’ 41.2”
Orientation
North is 0.3° CW
Field of View
4.0 x 4.4 degrees
Constellation
Dorado

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_ ESO 1-metre Schmidt telescope (None) Optical -
Eso_lmc-schmidt-1986-6000p_1280
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ID
lmc-schmidt-1986-6000p
Subject Category
C.5.1.6   C.5.2.2  
Subject Name
Large Magellanic Cloud, LMC
Credits
ESO
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
ESO 1-metre Schmidt telescope
Instrument
None
Color Assignment
Band
Optical
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
82.2910767009, -69.178103251
Reference Dimension
11432.0, 12494.0
Reference Pixel
5716.0, 6247.0
Scale
-0.00035311335079, 0.00035311335079
Rotation
-0.25999999999999995
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
lmc-schmidt-1986-6000p
Metadata Date
2009-07-02T17:13:05+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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