ROSAT Guest Observer Facility

The South Ecliptic Pole

South Ecliptic Pole

Image credit: Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (MPE)

This PSPC image is from the ROSAT All-Sky Survey of the region near the south ecliptic pole. Because of the survey geometry, the ecliptic poles were covered every orbit, leading to the bright region at the center of the field. The Large Magellanic Cloud is the bright extended region to the lower right of the ecliptic pole. Numerous point or point-like sources are also easily visible in this field.

Get the high resolution (300 dpi) TIFF format version.

Curator: Michael Arida (ADNET);
HEASARC Guest Observer Facility

Please use the Feedback link if you have questions on ROSAT.

This file was last modified on Tuesday, 25-Aug-2020 18:01:42 EDT

NASA Astrophysics

  • FAQ/Comments/Feedback
  • Education Resources
  • Download Adobe Acrobat
  • A service of the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/ GSFC

    ROSAT Project Scientist: Dr. Robert Petre

    Responsible NASA Official: Phil Newman

    Privacy Policy and Important Notices.