The rich celestial landscape around the aging double star IRAS 08544-4431

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eso_eso1608d March 9th, 2016

Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2 Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

This colourful image shows the rich celestial landscape in the constellation of Vela (The Sails) around the aging double star IRAS 08544-4431, which appears as the moderately bright star at the exact centre of the picture. The image was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. It also includes several other interesting unrelated objects. At the bottom the Pencil Nebula (NGC 2736) is visible, along with the orange clouds of star formation regions and the blue filaments of part of the Vela Supernova Remnant.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1608d/

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
IRAS 08544-4431
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Circumstellar Material > Disk
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 8h 56m 12.0s
DEC = -44° 42’ 57.9”
Orientation
North is 3.1° CCW
Field of View
2.9 x 2.6 degrees
Constellation
Vela

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_cyan Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (B) -
Arrow_left_orange Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (R) -
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ID
eso1608d
Subject Category
B.3.7.2  
Subject Name
IRAS 08544-4431
Credits
ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2 Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin
Release Date
2016-03-09T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1608d/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
None, None
Color Assignment
Cyan, Orange
Band
Optical, Optical
Bandpass
B, R
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
134.049894254, -44.7160861763
Reference Dimension
10218.0, 9246.0
Reference Pixel
5109.0, 4623.0
Scale
-0.000279663542997, 0.000279663542997
Rotation
3.0600000000000009
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
eso1608d
Metadata Date
2016-03-02T14:34:26+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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There is no distance meta data in this image.