Chandra Celebrates The International Year of Light

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chandra_587b January 22nd, 2015

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Rutgers/J.Hughes; Optical: NASA/STScI

This montage features images of five different objects, ranging from a distant galaxy to a relatively close supernova remnant. Each image contains X-rays from Chandra along with data from other telescopes that detect different types of light. These images were released to commemorate the start of the International Year of Light 2015, a year-long celebration declared by the United Nations. These images illustrate how astronomers use different types of light together to get a more complete view of objects in space.

Provider: Chandra X-ray Observatory

Image Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2015/iyl/

Curator: Chandra X-ray Observatory, Cambridge, MA, USA

Image Use Policy: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/image_use.html

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
SNR E0519-69.0
Subject - Local Universe
Nebula > Type > Supernova Remnant

Distance

Universescale2
160,000 light years
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 19m 34.9s
DEC = -69° 2’ 7.7”
Orientation
North is 131.0° CW
Field of View
1.5 x 1.5 arcminutes
Constellation
Dorado

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue Hubble (ACS) Optical (NII) 658.0 nm
Green Hubble (ACS) - -
Red Hubble (ACS) Optical (V-band) 550.0 nm
Blue Chandra (ACIS) X-ray (X-ray) 826.7 pm
Spectrum_xray1w
Blue
Red
Blue
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ID
587b
Subject Category
C.4.1.4  
Subject Name
SNR E0519-69.0
Credits
X-ray: NASA/CXC/Rutgers/J.Hughes; Optical: NASA/STScI
Release Date
2015-01-22
Lightyears
160,000
Redshift
160,000
Reference Url
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2015/iyl/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble, Hubble, Hubble, Chandra
Instrument
ACS, ACS, ACS, ACIS
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red, Blue
Band
Optical, -, Optical, X-ray
Bandpass
NII, -, V-band, X-ray
Central Wavelength
658, -, 550, 0.8267
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
79.8953089, -69.0354666
Reference Dimension
3600.0, 3600.0
Reference Pixel
1801.0, 1801.0
Scale
6.95996e-06, 6.9599615e-06
Rotation
-130.98
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
WCS retrieved using CXCs PinpointWCS
Creator (Curator)
Chandra X-ray Observatory
URL
http://chandra.harvard.edu
Name
Chandra X-ray Observatory Center
Email
cxcpub@cfa.harvard.edu
Telephone
617.496.7941
Address
60 Garden St.
City
Cambridge
State/Province
MA
Postal Code
02138
Country
USA
Rights
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/image_use.html
Publisher
Chandra X-ray Observatory Center
Publisher ID
chandra
Resource ID
iyl_snr0519.tif
Metadata Date
2015-01-22T16:20:52-05:00
Metadata Version
1.2
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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Universescalefull
160,000 light years