IC 1340, part of supernova remnant Cygnus Loop

Noirlab_noao-ic1340_1024

noirlab_noao-ic1340 June 30th, 2020

Credit: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA)

This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic camera on the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. IC 1340 is part of a large supernova remnant called the Cygnus Loop. It is located about 1,500 light-years from Earth. Astronomers estimate the supernova explosion that produced the nebula occurred between 5,000 to 10,000 years ago. The image was generated with observations in the Oxygen [OIII] (blue), Sulphur [S II] (green) and Hydrogen-Alpha (orange) filters. In this image, North is left, East is down.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-ic1340/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Cygnus Loop IC 1340
Noirlab_noao-ic1340_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 20h 56m 23.3s
DEC = 31° 20’ 22.2”
Orientation
North is 179.9° CW
Field of View
33.7 x 29.9 arcminutes
Constellation
Cygnus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Orange KPNO-4m (Mosaic I) Optical (Ha) 656.0 nm
Green KPNO-4m (Mosaic I) Optical (Sll) 672.0 nm
Blue KPNO-4m (Mosaic I) Optical (Olll) 499.0 nm
None
Spectrum_base
Orange
Green
Blue
Noirlab_noao-ic1340_1280
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ID
noao-ic1340
Subject Category
Subject Name
Cygnus Loop, IC 1340
Credits
T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA)
Release Date
2020-06-30T21:34:04.799433
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-ic1340/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
None
Facility
Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope, Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope, Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Instrument
Mosaic I, Mosaic I, Mosaic I
Color Assignment
Orange, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
Ha, Sll, Olll
Central Wavelength
656, 672, 499
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
N
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
314.0968989, 31.33950613
Reference Dimension
7794.0, 6916.0
Reference Pixel
448.7035751, 4762.779541
Scale
-7.23E-05, 7.20E-05
Rotation
-179.8698884
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
None
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
noao-ic1340
Metadata Date
2021-07-19T04:13:55.568344
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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