Supernova Remnant DEM L316

Noirlab_gemini0801a_1024

noirlab_gemini0801a January 8th, 2008

Credit: P. Michaud, S. Fisher, and R. Carrasco from Gemini and T. Rector from the Univ. of Alaska at Anchorage/International Gemini Observatory

The Gemini South Multi-Object Spectrograph (GMOS) recently captured a dramatic image of a vast cloud complex named DEM L316 located in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The peanut-shaped nebula appears to be a single object, but the latest research indicates that it is really comprised of two distinct gas and dust clouds formed by different types of supernova explosions.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/gemini0801a/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
DEM L316
Noirlab_gemini0801a_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 47m 7.0s
DEC = -69° 42’ 11.4”
Orientation
North is 58.0° CCW
Field of View
5.0 x 5.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Dorado

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Green Gemini-S (GMOS-S) Optical (SII) 672.0 nm
Blue Gemini-S (GMOS-S) Optical (OIII) 499.0 nm
Red Gemini-S (GMOS-S) Optical (H-alpha) 656.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Green
Blue
Red
Noirlab_gemini0801a_1280
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ID
gemini0801a
Subject Category
Subject Name
DEM L316
Credits
P. Michaud, S. Fisher, and R. Carrasco from Gemini and T. Rector from the Univ. of Alaska at Anchorage/International Gemini Observatory
Release Date
2008-01-08T20:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/gemini0801a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Gemini South, Gemini South, Gemini South
Instrument
GMOS-S, GMOS-S, GMOS-S
Color Assignment
Green, Blue, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
SII, OIII, H-alpha
Central Wavelength
672, 499, 656
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
86.7789911613, -69.7031676465
Reference Dimension
2048.0, 2048.0
Reference Pixel
1024.0, 1024.0
Scale
-4.05053998086e-05, 4.05053998086e-05
Rotation
57.980000000000217
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
gemini0801a
Metadata Date
2021-06-05T17:03:10.282330
Metadata Version
1.1
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