First Light for SPECULOOS Southern Observatorys Europa Telescope

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eso_eso1839b December 5th, 2018

Credit: SPECULOOS Team/E. Jehin/ESO

This first light image from the Europa telescope at the SPECULOOS Southern Observatory (SSO) shows the heart of the Carina Nebula. The SSO is installed at ESOs Paranal Observatory in the vast Atacama Desert, Chile, and consists of four 1-metre planet-hunting telescopes. The projects telescopes are named after Jupiters Galilean moons, and are neighbours of ESO's Very Large Telescope and VISTA. SPECULOOS will focus on detecting Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby ultra-cool stars and brown dwarfs.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1839b/

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
Carina Nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Appearance > Emission > H II Region
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 10h 44m 41.2s
DEC = -59° 39’ 56.1”
Orientation
North is 179.8° CW
Field of View
11.8 x 11.7 arcminutes
Constellation
Carina

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue SPECULOOS (None) Optical (G) -
Arrow_left_green SPECULOOS (None) Optical (R) -
Arrow_left_red SPECULOOS (None) Optical (I) -
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ID
eso1839b
Subject Category
B.4.2.1.1  
Subject Name
Carina Nebula
Credits
SPECULOOS Team/E. Jehin/ESO
Release Date
2018-12-05T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1839b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
SPECULOOS, SPECULOOS, SPECULOOS
Instrument
None, None, None
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
G, R, I
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
161.171682365, -59.665583877
Reference Dimension
2036.0, 2028.0
Reference Pixel
1018.0, 1014.0
Scale
-9.64407545637e-05, 9.64407545637e-05
Rotation
-179.82000000000011
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
None
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1839b
Metadata Date
2018-12-06T07:46:50+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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