Dave and the girls fly a kite by the light of 3C58

Minimum credit line: Image courtesy of NRAO/AUI and Michael Bietenholz, York University(for details, see Image Use Policy).

About this Image

The sky in this collage shows a radio image the supernova remnant 3C58 The radio nebula is energized by a recently discovered pulsar. The beautiful filamentary structure of the nebula is brought out in this recent radio images, which was made using the NRAO Very Large Array telescope.

Investigator(s):  M. F. Bietenholz

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Technical Data

    Telescope VLA 
    Date of Observation 2004-04-19 
    Type of Observation Continuum Observations 
    Band L 
    Wavelength 20 cm 
    Frequency 1.4 GHz 
    Center of Image RA: 02:05:39.00, Dec: 64:49:33.00 (J2000)  
    Field of View 0.1667 x 0.0833 degrees  
    Technical Caption A new image of 3C58 made using the A, B, and C array configurations, which shows a wealth of new detail in this pulsar-powered supernova remnant.  

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