First Light Image Gemini South

Noirlab_november-2000_1024

noirlab_November-2000 July 11th, 2022

Credit: International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/P. Lucas  

This is the first light image from Gemini South. It shows a small section of the Trapezium region of the Orion Nebula as seen at infrared wavelengths using the Flamingos-I near infrared imager.  

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/November-2000/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Trapezium
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 35m 15.8s
DEC = -5° 26’ 15.4”
Orientation
North is 1.3° CW
Field of View
2.0 x 2.1 arcminutes
Constellation
Orion

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Gemini-S (FLAMINGOS) Optical (Ks) 2.2 µm
Green Gemini-S (FLAMINGOS) Infrared (H) 1.6 µm
Blue Gemini-S (FLAMINGOS) Infrared (J) 1.3 µm
Spectrum_base
Red
Green
Blue
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ID
November-2000
Subject Category
Subject Name
Trapezium
Credits
International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/P. Lucas  
Release Date
2022-07-11T13:48:51
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/November-2000/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Gemini South, Gemini South, Gemini South
Instrument
FLAMINGOS, FLAMINGOS, FLAMINGOS
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
Ks, H, J
Central Wavelength
2155, 1628, 1254
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
83.8158656318, -5.43761288183
Reference Dimension
864.0, 915.0
Reference Pixel
432.0, 457.5
Scale
-3.89458867291e-05, 3.89458867291e-05
Rotation
-1.3199999999999998
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
November-2000
Metadata Date
2022-09-07T05:01:12-07:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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There is no distance meta data in this image.