Image of the Centaurus A galaxy taken during the Test-Bed Telescope first light tests

Eso_eso2107j_1024

eso_eso2107j April 27th, 2021

Credit: ESA

Full field-of-view image (in false colour) obtained during the Test-Bed Telescopes first light tests at ESOs La Silla Observatory in Chile. The individual light sources are stars, with the galaxy Centaurus A visible in the centre of the image. While the telescope will be used to detect near-Earth objects rather than observing galaxies, images like these are important to test if the telescope is working as expected. Even during its commissioning phase, the 56-centimetre telescope is already showing its promising capabilities, in part thanks to the excellent sky quality at La Silla.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso2107j/

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
Centaurus A
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Activity > AGN
Eso_eso2107j_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 13h 24m 50.7s
DEC = -42° 18’ 39.9”
Orientation
North is 119.1° CW
Field of View
2.5 x 2.5 degrees
Constellation
Centaurus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Orange Test-Bed Telescope 2 (None) Optical (None) -
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ID
eso2107j
Subject Category
C.5.3.2  
Subject Name
Centaurus A
Credits
ESA
Release Date
2021-04-27T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso2107j/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Test-Bed Telescope 2
Instrument
None
Color Assignment
Orange
Band
Optical
Bandpass
None
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
201.211396815, -42.3110927879
Reference Dimension
4096.0, 4111.0
Reference Pixel
3027.1, 1362.7
Scale
-0.000600899381382, 0.000600954973593
Rotation
-119.05874359711
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
https://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
eso2107j
Metadata Date
2021-04-27T11:59:33+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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