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ECAP Laboratory Wall Pictures

Here a collection of the pictures hanging in the corridors of the ECAP Laboratory:

The high-energy sky

Gamma-ray sky above 1 GeV as measured with NASA’s Fermi-LAT from 2008-2020, containing more than 7.5 Mio. events.

Gamma-ray sky above 1 GeV in galactic coordinates (Pass 8, PSF3 event class, 105 zenith angle) integrated for 12 years (Aug 4th 2008-2020) as measured with the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT).
This map contains 7.464.664 gamma ray events. Each pixel of this map covers 0.1° on the sky smoothed with a 0.25° FWHM gaussian. The map is logarithmically scaled (from 3 x 10-7 cm-2s-1sr-1 to 1 x 10-3 cm-2s-1sr-1) and presented in a Hammer-Aitoff projection.

Credits: Fermi-LAT collaboration and NASA

The violent centre of the Milky Way

Multi-wavelength picture of the inner 246 light years of the Centre of our Galaxy assembled from observations with NASA’s Great Observatories: Hubble space telescope (yellow), the Spitzer Space Telescope (red) and the Chandra X-ray observatory (blue and violet). The center of the galaxy (Sgr A*) is located within the bright white region to the right of and just below the middle.

Multi-wavelength picture of the inner 246 light-years (roughly the size of the full moon) of the centre of our Galaxy assembled from NASA’s Great Observatories – the Hubble Space Telescope (yellow, near-infrared, Paschen-Alpha), the Spitzer Space Telescope (red, infrared 3.6\mum, 5.8 \mum, 8 \mum), and the Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue and violett, X-ray, 1-8 keV). Observations using infrared and X-ray light to see through the obscuring dust and reveal the intense activity near the galactic core. The center of the galaxy (Sgr A*) is located within the bright white region to the right of and just below the middle. Yellow represent regions where stars are born, red indicate dust clouds glowing from radiation and winds from stars, blue shows gas heated to millions of degrees by stellar explosions. The bright blue region on the left side is emission from a star system (X-ray binary 1E 1743.1-2843) containing a neutron star or a black hole.

Credits: NASA, ESA

Four famous nebulae

These four nebulae are star-forming clouds of gas and dust observed with NASA’s infrared Spitzer Space telescope: Eagle Nebula (M16 – containing the pillars of creation), the Omega Nebula (M17), the Trifid Nebula (M20), and the Lagoon Nebula (M8). They are all part of the Milky Way Galaxy and are located in the Sagittarius Arm.

Credits: NASA

Fermi LAT ready to go

NASA’s Gamma-ray space telescope Fermi-LAT hangs suspended in its fairing, ready to be launched from Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral. Since June 2008 it is orbiting the Earth in low-earth orbit, observing high-energy gamma rays from the Universe”.

Credits: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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