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WEBB: Insanely Detailed Image of the Horsehead Nebula

Post by AVAO » Wed May 01, 2024 9:57 am

Insanely Detailed Webb Image of the Horsehead Nebula
universetoday.com | 2024 April 30
The leading image shows JWST’s view of the Horsehead Nebula alongside two other views. The Euclid image was captured in November 2023. Euclid features a wide-angle, 600-megapixel camera, and its primary job is to measure the redshift of galaxies and the Universe’s expansion due to dark energy. It took Euclid about one hour to capture the image, showcasing the telescope’s ability to gather highly detailed images quickly.

The Hubble captured its image in 2013 and was released as the telescope’s 23rd-anniversary featured image. The venerable Hubble does a good job of revealing structures hidden by dust. There’s nothing left to say about the Hubble that hasn’t been said already. It’s the revered elder among telescopes, and if you feel no reverence towards it, its contribution to science, and the people responsible for it, you may have a bad case of ennui.

The third image is a new one from the JWST’s NIRCam instrument. It’s described as the sharpest image of the Horsehead ever taken. It shows a small part of the iconic nebula in detail we don’t usually see. The JWST is so powerful it even shows background galaxies.
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Re: WEBB: Insanely Detailed Image of the Horsehead Nebula

Post by DavidHodson » Thu May 02, 2024 6:03 pm

AVAO wrote: Wed May 01, 2024 9:57 am Insanely Detailed Webb Image of the Horsehead Nebula
universetoday.com | 2024 April 30
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The leading image shows JWST’s view of the Horsehead Nebula alongside two other views. The Euclid image was captured in November 2023. Euclid features a wide-angle, 600-megapixel camera, and its primary job is to measure the redshift of galaxies and the Universe’s expansion due to dark energy. It took Euclid about one hour to capture the image, showcasing the telescope’s ability to gather highly detailed images quickly.

The Hubble captured its image in 2013 and was released as the telescope’s 23rd-anniversary featured image. The venerable Hubble does a good job of revealing structures hidden by dust. There’s nothing left to say about the Hubble that hasn’t been said already. It’s the revered elder among telescopes, and if you feel no reverence towards it, its contribution to science, and the people responsible for it, you may have a bad case of ennui.

The third image is a new one from the JWST’s NIRCam instrument. It’s described as the sharpest image of the Horsehead ever taken. It shows a small part of the iconic nebula in detail we don’t usually see. The JWST is so powerful it even shows background galaxies.
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The speed of Euclid's image capture is incredible.

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Re: WEBB: Insanely Detailed Image of the Horsehead Nebula

Post by AVAO » Fri May 03, 2024 4:48 pm

DavidHodson wrote: Thu May 02, 2024 6:03 pm
AVAO wrote: Wed May 01, 2024 9:57 am Insanely Detailed Webb Image of the Horsehead Nebula
universetoday.com | 2024 April 30
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The leading image shows JWST’s view of the Horsehead Nebula alongside two other views. The Euclid image was captured in November 2023. Euclid features a wide-angle, 600-megapixel camera, and its primary job is to measure the redshift of galaxies and the Universe’s expansion due to dark energy. It took Euclid about one hour to capture the image, showcasing the telescope’s ability to gather highly detailed images quickly.

The Hubble captured its image in 2013 and was released as the telescope’s 23rd-anniversary featured image. The venerable Hubble does a good job of revealing structures hidden by dust. There’s nothing left to say about the Hubble that hasn’t been said already. It’s the revered elder among telescopes, and if you feel no reverence towards it, its contribution to science, and the people responsible for it, you may have a bad case of ennui.

The third image is a new one from the JWST’s NIRCam instrument. It’s described as the sharpest image of the Horsehead ever taken. It shows a small part of the iconic nebula in detail we don’t usually see. The JWST is so powerful it even shows background galaxies.
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TY4YA Jac

The speed of Euclid's image capture is incredible.
That's correct. An hour is really quick.

... It's just strange that we haven't heard anything about it since then ...

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Re: WEBB: Insanely Detailed Image of the Horsehead Nebula

Post by AVAO » Sat May 04, 2024 2:55 am

DavidHodson wrote: Thu May 02, 2024 6:03 pm
AVAO wrote: Wed May 01, 2024 9:57 am Insanely Detailed Webb Image of the Horsehead Nebula
universetoday.com | 2024 April 30
tunnel rush

The leading image shows JWST’s view of the Horsehead Nebula alongside two other views. The Euclid image was captured in November 2023. Euclid features a wide-angle, 600-megapixel camera, and its primary job is to measure the redshift of galaxies and the Universe’s expansion due to dark energy. It took Euclid about one hour to capture the image, showcasing the telescope’s ability to gather highly detailed images quickly.

The Hubble captured its image in 2013 and was released as the telescope’s 23rd-anniversary featured image. The venerable Hubble does a good job of revealing structures hidden by dust. There’s nothing left to say about the Hubble that hasn’t been said already. It’s the revered elder among telescopes, and if you feel no reverence towards it, its contribution to science, and the people responsible for it, you may have a bad case of ennui.

The third image is a new one from the JWST’s NIRCam instrument. It’s described as the sharpest image of the Horsehead ever taken. It shows a small part of the iconic nebula in detail we don’t usually see. The JWST is so powerful it even shows background galaxies.
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The speed of Euclid's image capture is incredible.

...and by the way.
The Horsehead Nebula is a Trojan horse with a snake inside, as you can see. :roll:

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Re: WEBB: Insanely Detailed Image of the Horsehead Nebula

Post by sult1983 » Thu May 09, 2024 5:21 am

AVAO wrote: Sat May 04, 2024 2:55 am


...and by the way.
The Horsehead Nebula is a Trojan horse with a snake inside, as you can see. :roll:

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It took me quite a while to find that snake :lol2:

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Re: WEBB: Insanely Detailed Image of the Horsehead Nebula

Post by Christian G. » Thu May 09, 2024 5:05 pm

AVAO wrote: Sat May 04, 2024 2:55 am

...and by the way.
The Horsehead Nebula is a Trojan horse with a snake inside, as you can see. :roll:
To me the entire Horsehead itself is vaguely reminiscent of a snake! Had it been called the Cobra Head Nebula at first, the name might have caught on! (and that is YET another great image from you AVAO…)
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