First Light for SPECULOOS Southern Observatorys Callisto Telescope

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eso_eso1839i December 5th, 2018

Credit: SPECULOOS Team/E. Jehin/ESO

This first light image from the Callisto telescope at the SPECULOOS Southern Observatory (SSO) shows the famous Horsehead Nebula . First light for a newly commissioned telescope is a tremendously exciting time, and usually well-known astronomical objects such as this are captured to celebrate a new telescope commencing operations. 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/eso1839i/

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
Horsehead Nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Appearance > Dark
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 41m 4.5s
DEC = -2° 27’ 24.9”
Orientation
North is 89.2° CCW
Field of View
11.8 x 11.7 arcminutes
Constellation
Orion

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_cyan SPECULOOS (None) Optical (I) -
Arrow_left_blue SPECULOOS (None) Optical (G) -
Arrow_left_green SPECULOOS (None) Optical (G) -
Arrow_left_red SPECULOOS (None) Optical (R) -
Arrow_left_red SPECULOOS (None) Infrared (I) -
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ID
eso1839i
Subject Category
B.4.2.3  
Subject Name
Horsehead Nebula
Credits
SPECULOOS Team/E. Jehin/ESO
Release Date
2018-12-05T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1839i/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
SPECULOOS, SPECULOOS, SPECULOOS, SPECULOOS, SPECULOOS
Instrument
None, None, None, None, None
Color Assignment
Cyan, Blue, Green, Red, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Infrared
Bandpass
I, G, G, R, I
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
85.2688411652, -2.45691835621
Reference Dimension
2039.0, 2030.0
Reference Pixel
1019.0, 1015.0
Scale
-9.63677333321e-05, 9.63677333321e-05
Rotation
89.180000000000064
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
eso1839i
Metadata Date
2018-11-30T16:40:07+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.