Cat’s Paw nebula captured by a new camera

A new camera on a telescope in the Southern Hemisphere has captured a stunning image of the Cat’s Paw Nebula, offering a colorful and detailed view of a star-forming region of the Milky Way.
Released by the European Southern Observatory, the new photo of the Cat’s Paw Nebula located about 5,500 light-years from Earth is one of the first shots taken by ArTeMiS — a submillimeter-wavelength camera added to APEX, the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment in Chile.
The new instrument is expected to help scientists create more detailed wide-field maps of the sky in a shorter amount of time, ESO officials said in an image description. But the installation of the new hardware was no cakewalk.
The Cat’s Paw Nebula plays host to tens of thousands of new stars and houses about 200,000 suns’ worth of material needed for star formation.

Image credit: ArTeMiS team/Ph. André, M. Hennemann, V. Revéret et al./ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

Cat’s Paw nebula captured by a new camera

A new camera on a telescope in the Southern Hemisphere has captured a stunning image of the Cat’s Paw Nebula, offering a colorful and detailed view of a star-forming region of the Milky Way.

Released by the European Southern Observatory, the new photo of the Cat’s Paw Nebula located about 5,500 light-years from Earth is one of the first shots taken by ArTeMiS — a submillimeter-wavelength camera added to APEX, the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment in Chile.

The new instrument is expected to help scientists create more detailed wide-field maps of the sky in a shorter amount of time, ESO officials said in an image description. But the installation of the new hardware was no cakewalk.

The Cat’s Paw Nebula plays host to tens of thousands of new stars and houses about 200,000 suns’ worth of material needed for star formation.

Image credit: ArTeMiS team/Ph. André, M. Hennemann, V. Revéret et al./ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

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