Image of the Centaurus A galaxy taken during the Test-Bed Telescope first light tests

Full field-of-view image (in false colour) obtained during the Test-Bed Telescope’s first light tests at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. The individual light sources are stars, with the galaxy Centaurus A visible in the centre of the image. While the telescope will be used to detect near-Earth objects rather than observing galaxies, images like these are important to test if the telescope is working as expected. Even during its commissioning phase, the 56-centimetre telescope is already showing its promising capabilities, in part thanks to the excellent sky quality at La Silla. 

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Auðkenni:eso2107j
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Apr 27, 2021, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso2107
Stærð:4096 x 4111 px

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Nafn:Centaurus A
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN
Constellation:Centaurus
Flokkur:Galaxies

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Position (RA):13 24 50.74
Position (Dec):-42° 18' 39.93"
Field of view:147.68 x 148.23 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 119.1° højre frá lóðréttu

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TíðnisviðSjónauki
SýnilegtTest-Bed Telescope 2