About the Object

Uranus widefield view (NIRCam compass image)

This image of Uranus, captured by Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam), shows compass arrows, scale bar, and colour key for reference.

The north and east compass arrows show the orientation of the image on the sky. Note that the relationship between north and east on the sky (as seen from below) is flipped relative to direction arrows on a map of the ground (as seen from above).

The scale bar is labelled 16 arcseconds. The length of the scale bar is approximately one-seventh the total width of the image

This image shows invisible near-infrared wavelengths of light that have been translated into visible-light colours. The colour key shows which NIRCam filters were used when collecting the light. The colour of each filter name is the visible light colour used to represent the infrared light that passes through that filter.

Webb’s NIRCam filters for this image are F140M (blue), F210M (cyan), F300M (yellow), and F460M (orange).

[Image description: An image with a black background, a glowing orb near the centre surrounded by rings. There are smudges that are background galaxies scattered throughout the image and several bright blue point sources that are the planet’s moons. At the bottom left are compass arrows indicating the orientation of the image on the sky. Below the image is a colour key showing which filters were used to create the image and which visible-light colour is assigned to each infrared-light filter.]




About the Image

Id: weic2332c
Type: Collage
Release date: 18 December 2023, 16:00
Related releases: weic2332
Size: 3771 x 3915 px

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