Here’s this week’s image for the Where In The Universe Challenge, to test your visual knowledge of the cosmos. You know what to do: take a look at this image and see if you can determine where in the universe this image is from; give yourself extra points if you can name the instrument responsible for the image. We’ll provide the image today, but won’t reveal the answer until tomorrow. This gives you a chance to mull over the image and provide your answer/guess in the comment section. Please, no links or extensive explanations of what you think this is — give everyone the chance to guess.
UPDATE: The answer is now posted below.
This is Centaurus A as seen in radio wavelengths (408 MHz, to be exact.) (Close, DrFlimmer, but not quite…) This image comes from the Chromoscope, the new online tool that allows you to look at the Universe in whatever wavelength you desire. Stuart Lowe, the lead developer of Chromoscope, showed me this particular image at the dotAstronomy conference last week (and thanks to Scibuff for not giving away the answer!)
The image comes from the all-sky continuum survey done at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy.
Check back next week for another WITU Challenge!