VLT image of the area around the very faint neutron star RX J1856.5-3754

Colour composite photo of the sky field around the lonely neutron star RX J1856.5-3754 and the related cone-shaped nebula. It is based on a series of exposures obtained with the multi-mode FORS2 instrument at VLT KUEYEN through three different optical filters. The trail of an asteroid is seen in the field with intermittent blue, green and red colours. RX J1856.5-3754 is exactly in the centre of the image.

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Id:eso1641c
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Nën 30, 2016, 12:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1641
Përmasat:1571 x 1335 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:RX J1856.5-3754
Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Neutron Star
Constellation:Corona Australis
Kategori:Stars

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):18 56 35.59
Position (Dec):-37° 54' 36.68"
Field of view:5.25 x 4.46 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 45.0° djathtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Optik
V-HIGH
555 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optik
V-HIGH
555 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optik
V-HIGH
555 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2