NGC 6992 (Cygnus Loop)

Noirlab_noao-ngc6992_1024

noirlab_noao-ngc6992 June 30th, 2020

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

This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic camera on the WIYN 0.9-meter telescope on Kitt Peak, Arizona. NGC 6992 is part of a large supernova remnant called the Cygnus Loop. It is located about 1,500 light-years from Earth. The Cynus Loop is the remains of a star that exploded 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 right, East is up.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-ngc6992/

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 NGC 6992
Noirlab_noao-ngc6992_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 20h 57m 37.5s
DEC = 31° 44’ 28.6”
Orientation
North is 90.5° CW
Field of View
58.0 x 57.2 arcminutes
Constellation
Cygnus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Orange WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (Ha) 656.0 nm
Green WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (Sll) 672.0 nm
Blue WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (Olll) 499.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Orange
Green
Blue
Noirlab_noao-ngc6992_1280
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ID
noao-ngc6992
Subject Category
Subject Name
Cygnus Loop, NGC 6992
Credits
T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and WIYN/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Release Date
2020-06-30T21:34:10
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-ngc6992/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope, WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope, WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope
Instrument
Mosaic 1, Mosaic 1, Mosaic 1
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
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
314.4064347, 31.74126402
Reference Dimension
8197.0, 8086.0
Reference Pixel
5858.922119, 6594.473358
Scale
-0.000118, 0.000118
Rotation
-90.52853131
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
noao-ngc6992
Metadata Date
2020-10-01T12:26:40.206977
Metadata Version
1.1
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