ArTeMiS First Light

The Cat's Paw Nebula is the first for ArTeMis.  Credit: ESO et al.

The Cat’s Paw Nebula is the first for ArTeMis. Credit: ESO et al.

Oh my! Just look at this! The Cat’s Paw Nebula (also known as NGC 6334) is a supernova remnant between about 1,687 parsecs (5500 light-years) away in the constellation Scorpius.

Here’s a SEDS page on NGC 6334, with an older image.

From the ESO:

ArTeMiS [1] is a new wide-field submillimetre-wavelength camera that will be a major addition to APEX’s suite of instruments and further increase the depth and detail that can be observed. The new generation detector array of ArTeMIS acts more like a CCD camera than the previous generation of detectors. This will let wide-field maps of the sky be made faster and with many more pixels.

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