Colour composite view of the Pillars of Creation from MUSE data

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eso_eso1518b April 30th, 2015

Credit: ESO

This colour view was created from observations of the Pillars of Creation made with the MUSE instrument on ESOs Very Large Telescope. The parts of the three-dimensional MUSE data cube that correspond to emission from different chemical elements in the clouds have been extracted and combined to create this colour view of the region.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1518b/

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
M 16 Messier 16
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Type > Star Formation
Eso_eso1518b_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 18h 18m 51.4s
DEC = -13° 50’ 8.8”
Orientation
North is 40.2° CCW
Field of View
3.0 x 3.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Serpens

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_ Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical -
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ID
eso1518b
Subject Category
B.4.1.2  
Subject Name
M 16, Messier 16
Credits
ESO
Release Date
2015-04-30T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1518b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Very Large Telescope
Instrument
MUSE
Color Assignment
Band
Optical
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
274.714289717, -13.8357781558
Reference Dimension
902.0, 909.0
Reference Pixel
451.0, 454.5
Scale
-5.55063008898e-05, 5.55063008898e-05
Rotation
40.160000000000039
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
eso1518b
Metadata Date
2015-04-22T20:04:55+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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