CONCERTO show starts with new view of the Crab Nebula

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eso_ann21010b July 6th, 2021

Credit: CONCERTO team/A. Beelen, ESO

This image of the Crab Nebula (also known as Messier 1) in the constellation of Taurus is an overlay of one of the first-light images taken by the CONCERTO instrument on the APEX telescope, operated by ESO, with an image taken by the FORS 2 instrument on ESOs VLT. CONCERTOs data is the white central glow, with the colourful structures in the background coming from the VLT image. The Crab Nebula is the remnant of a supernova explosion at a distance of about 6,000 light-years, observed almost 1,000 years ago, in the year 1054. CONCERTO is able to scan the sky at frequencies between infrared and radio waves and has been designed to look at radiation emitted by ionised carbon atoms, one of the most valuable tracers of star formation in the early cosmic ages.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/ann21010b/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Crab Nebula M 1 Messier 1
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Type > Supernova Remnant
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 34m 31.8s
DEC = 22° 0’ 43.2”
Orientation
North is 0.1° CW
Field of View
6.8 x 6.9 arcminutes
Constellation
Taurus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Cyan APEX (CONCERTO) Millimeter (195-310 GHz) 12.0 mm
Blue VLT (FORS2) Optical (B) 440.0 nm
Green VLT (FORS2) Optical (R) 655.0 nm
Red VLT (FORS2) Optical (S II) 677.0 nm
Orange APEX (CONCERTO) Millimeter (130-270 GHz) 1.5 mm
Spectrum_ir2
Cyan
Blue
Green
Red
Orange
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ID
ann21010b
Subject Category
B.4.1.4  
Subject Name
Crab Nebula, M 1, Messier 1
Credits
CONCERTO team/A. Beelen, ESO
Release Date
2021-07-06T14:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/ann21010b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Atacama Pathfinder Experiment, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Atacama Pathfinder Experiment
Instrument
CONCERTO, FORS2, FORS2, FORS2, CONCERTO
Color Assignment
Cyan, Blue, Green, Red, Orange
Band
Millimeter, Optical, Optical, Optical, Millimeter
Bandpass
195-310 GHz, B, R, S II, 130-270 GHz
Central Wavelength
12000000, 440, 655, 677, 1500000
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
83.6322922235, 22.0120132262
Reference Dimension
1989.0, 2000.0
Reference Pixel
994.5, 1000.0
Scale
-5.72264117684e-05, 5.72264117684e-05
Rotation
-0.10000000000000023
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
https://www.eso.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
None
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
ann21010b
Metadata Date
2021-06-23T09:56:23+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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