First Light for SPECULOOS Southern Observatorys Europa Telescope

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eso_eso1839h December 5th, 2018

Credit: SPECULOOS Team/E. Jehin/ESO

This first light image from the Europa telescope at the SPECULOOS Southern Observatory (SSO) shows M83, the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy. M83 is a picturesque and often-imaged galaxy this object was also a first light image the SPECULOOS prototype telescope, TRAPPIST-South at ESOs La Silla Observatory. 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.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1839h/

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
M 83 Messier 83 Pinwheel Galaxy
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 13h 37m 0.2s
DEC = -29° 51’ 46.6”
Orientation
North is 90.2° CCW
Field of View
11.8 x 11.7 arcminutes
Constellation
Hydra

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue SPECULOOS (None) Optical (B) -
Arrow_left_blue SPECULOOS (None) Optical (B14i) -
Arrow_left_green SPECULOOS (None) Optical (B) -
Arrow_left_green SPECULOOS (None) Optical (B14i) -
Arrow_left_green SPECULOOS (None) Optical (V) -
Arrow_left_green SPECULOOS (None) Optical (R) -
Arrow_left_red SPECULOOS (None) Optical (V) -
Arrow_left_red SPECULOOS (None) Optical (R) -
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ID
eso1839h
Subject Category
C.5  
Subject Name
M 83, Messier 83, Pinwheel Galaxy
Credits
SPECULOOS Team/E. Jehin/ESO
Release Date
2018-12-05T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1839h/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
SPECULOOS, SPECULOOS, SPECULOOS, SPECULOOS, SPECULOOS, SPECULOOS, SPECULOOS, SPECULOOS
Instrument
None, None, None, None, None, None, None, None
Color Assignment
Blue, Blue, Green, Green, Green, Green, Red, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
B, B14i, B, B14i, V, R, V, R
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None, None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
204.250926864, -29.8629338402
Reference Dimension
2032.0, 2020.0
Reference Pixel
1016.0, 1010.0
Scale
-9.64593544063e-05, 9.64593544063e-05
Rotation
90.22000000000007
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
eso1839h
Metadata Date
2018-12-03T14:19:03+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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