ZTF First Light: Orion

Ztf_ztf20171114a_1024

ztf_ztf20171114a November 14th, 2017

Credit: Caltech Optical Observatories

ZTF took this "first-light" image on Nov. 1, 2017, after being installed at the 48-inch Samuel Oschin Telescope at Palomar Observatory. The full-resolution version is more than 24,000 pixels by 24,000 pixels. Each ZTF image covers a sky area equal to 247 full moons. The Orion nebula is at lower right. Computers searching these images for transient, or variable, events are trained to automatically recognize and ignore non-astronomical sources, such as the vertical "blooming" lines seen here.

Provider: Zwicky Transient Facility

Image Source: https://www.ztf.caltech.edu/image/ztf-first-light-orion

Curator: Palomar Transient Factory, Pasadena, Ca, USA

Image Use Policy: http://www.ipac.caltech.edu/page/7

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Orion Nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Type > Interstellar Medium
Ztf_ztf20171114a_1280
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ID
ztf20171114a
Subject Category
B.4.1.1.  
Subject Name
Orion Nebula
Credits
Caltech Optical Observatories
Release Date
2017-11-14
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.ztf.caltech.edu/image/ztf-first-light-orion
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
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Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
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FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
Palomar Transient Factory
URL
http://www.ptf.caltech.edu
Name
Palomar Transient Factory
Email
Telephone
Address
1200 E. California Blvd.
City
Pasadena
State/Province
Ca
Postal Code
91125
Country
USA
Rights
http://www.ipac.caltech.edu/page/7
Publisher
ztf
Publisher ID
ztf
Resource ID
Metadata Date
2019-02-08T23:47:17Z
Metadata Version
1.2
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