Saturday, February 8, 2014

DEM L241

Image Credit: P. Vaisanen/T. Koen/S. Crawford, SALT Foundation

A SALT image of  DEM L241, an HII region containing a supernova remnant, in the Large Magellanic Cloud.  The almost ghostly, green clouds seen in this image are emission from hydrogen gas in the cloud and remnant.   Astronomers are using SALT to study the binary star at the center of the supernova remnant.   The empty black region in the image is the gap between the two CCD chips that make up the SALTICAM imager. 

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