ZTF First Light: Horsehead

Ztf_ztf20171114c_1024

ztf_ztf20171114c November 14th, 2017

Credit: Caltech Optical Observatories

The Horsehead nebula can be seen in this portion of the "first-light" image from ZTF. The head of the horse (middle) faces up toward another well-known nebula known as the Flame. Violet to green wavelengths detected by ZTF are represented as cyan, while yellow to deep red wavelengths are shown as red. 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.

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

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 Flame Nebula Horsehead Nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Type > Interstellar Medium
Ztf_ztf20171114c_1280
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ID
ztf20171114c
Subject Category
B.4.1.1.  
Subject Name
Orion Nebula, Flame Nebula, Horsehead Nebula
Credits
Caltech Optical Observatories
Release Date
2017-11-14
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.ztf.caltech.edu/image/ztf-first-light-horsehead
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
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Bandpass
Central Wavelength
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Integration Time
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Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
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FITS Header
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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
2019-02-08T23:57:55Z
Metadata Version
1.2
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