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. 

Telif:

ESA

Görüntü Hakkında

Kimlik:eso2107j
Tür:Gözlem
Yayın tarihi:27 Nisan 2021 12:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso2107
Boyut:4096 x 4111 px

Nesne Hakkında

Adı:Centaurus A
Tür:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN
Constellation:Centaurus
Kategori:Galaxies

Görüntü Türleri

Büyük JPEG
2,2 MB
Baskı JPEG
2,1 MB

Koordinatlar

Position (RA):13 24 50.74
Position (Dec):-42° 18' 39.93"
Field of view:147.68 x 148.23 arcminutes
Yönelim:Kuzey yönü 119.1° sağ derece kadar dik konumdan sapma göstermektedir

Renkler & Filtreler

BantTeleskop
OptikTest-Bed Telescope 2