Cannonball Pulsar

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Credit: Composite by Jayanne English, University of Manitoba; F. Schinzel et al.; NRAO/AUI/NSF; DRAO/Canadian Galactic Plane Survey; and NASA/IRAS.

Observations using the Very Large Array (orange) reveal the needle-like trail of pulsar J0002+6216 outside the shell of its supernova remnant, shown in image from the Canadian Galactic Plane Survey. The pulsar escaped the remnant some 5,000 years after the supernova explosion.

Provider: National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Image Source: https://public.nrao.edu/gallery/cannonball-pulsar/

Curator: NRAO/AUI/NSF, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
J0002+6216
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Evolutionary Stage > Neutron Star > Pulsar
Nebula > Type > Supernova Remnant

Distance

Universescale1
6,500 light years
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Position Details

Position
RA = 0h 0m 41.0s
DEC = 62° 13’ 11.0”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
1.8 x 1.7 degrees
Constellation
Cassiopeia

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
 CGPS Radio 210.0 mm
Orange VLA Radio 197.0 mm
Spectrum_ir2
Orange
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ID
NRAO_Gallery_nrao19df03_cannonball_cropCTB1CGPSVLA_Compsite
Subject Category
B.3.1.9.1   B.4.1.4  
Subject Name
J0002+6216
Credits
Composite by Jayanne English, University of Manitoba; F. Schinzel et al.; NRAO/AUI/NSF; DRAO/Canadian Galactic Plane Survey; and NASA/IRAS.
Release Date
Lightyears
6,500
Redshift
6,500
Reference Url
https://public.nrao.edu/gallery/cannonball-pulsar/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
CGPS, VLA
Instrument
Color Assignment
-, Orange
Band
Radio, Radio
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
2.1E+8, 1.97E+8
Start Time
-, 2017-08-19T11:35:37.500000
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
0.1709243753, 62.21973121
Reference Dimension
2500, 2468
Reference Pixel
1250, 1234
Scale
0.00068940491491142, 0.00070571023439943
Rotation
0
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NRAO/AUI/NSF
URL
https://public.nrao.edu
Name
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Email
outreach@nrao.edu
Telephone
Address
520 Edgemont Road
City
Charlottesville
State/Province
Virginia
Publisher
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Publisher ID
nrao
Resource ID
Metadata Date
2019-03-20T10:00:25-04:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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Universescalefull
6,500 light years