Celestial Art

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eso_eso1823a July 11th, 2018

Credit: ESO/K. Muzic

New observations with ESOs Very Large Telescope show the star cluster RCW 38 in all its glory. This image was taken during testing of the HAWK-I camera with the GRAAL adaptive optics system. It shows the cluster and its surrounding clouds of brightly glowing gas in exquisite detail, with dark tendrils of dust threading through the bright core of this young gathering of stars.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1823a/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
RCW 38
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Grouping > Cluster
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 8h 58m 56.9s
DEC = -47° 31’ 58.0”
Orientation
North is 0.8° CW
Field of View
7.9 x 8.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Vela

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Very Large Telescope (HAWK-I) Infrared (J) 1.3 µm
Arrow_left_green Very Large Telescope (HAWK-I) Infrared (H) 1.6 µm
Arrow_left_red Very Large Telescope (HAWK-I) Infrared (Ks) 2.1 µm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_red
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ID
eso1823a
Subject Category
B.3.6.4  
Subject Name
RCW 38
Credits
ESO/K. Muzic
Release Date
2018-07-11T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1823a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope
Instrument
HAWK-I, HAWK-I, HAWK-I
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
J, H, Ks
Central Wavelength
1258, 1620, 2146
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
134.736967888, -47.5327730023
Reference Dimension
4455.0, 4494.0
Reference Pixel
2227.5, 2247.0
Scale
-2.9634100918708429E-05, 2.9634100918708429E-05
Rotation
-0.76000000000000034
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Position
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
eso1823a
Metadata Date
2018-06-22T10:57:34+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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