- Cygnus supernova remnant (53 kbyte image)
A false-color image of the Cygnus Loop supernova remnant. The
extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light seen in the image originates from gas that was
heated to very high temperatures by a supernova explosion.
The temperature of the gas is between 1 and 5 million degrees
- Vela supernova remnant (113 kbyte image)
A false-color image of Vela supernova remnant. The EUV light
seen in the image originates from gas that was heated to very
high temperatures by a supernova explosion. The temperature
of the gas is between 1 and 5 million degrees Celsius.
The first-quarter Moon (30 kbyte image).
During the all-sky-survey portion of its mission, EUVE scanned the Moon.
While not a natural source of EUV light, the Moon does reflect sunlight at
these wavelengths, providing an indirect method of studying variations
in our star. Direct observation of the Sun would burn out EUVE's
detectors. This image was created by combining 17 observations at
The full Moon (54 kbyte image).
This image was taken with EUVE's Deep Survey telescope just after the
lunar eclipse of 10 December 1992. Notice that the bright regions
correlate well with the lunar highlands and the dark regions with
- All-Sky Survey Sky Map (428 kbyte image)
This is an image of the entire celestial sky, as it appears in
the extreme ultraviolet. In addition to stellar objects, the Cygnus
loop and Vela supernova remnants are visible. The image was created
by combining EUVE scans of many small strips of the sky. These scans
were taken during the all-sky-survey portion of the EUVE mission.
The black strips are data gaps.
- EUVE image of the Hyades Cluster (119 kbyte image)
This image is an EUVE Deep Survey observation of the Hyades Star Cluster.
The diagonal strip in the middle of the image represents data taken
with a particular filter, whilae that in the corners is from another
filter. At least eight other sources are seen and marked with
probably identifications. Some stellar images have a tri-lobed
appearance due to the highly curved focal surface of the grazing
incidence Deep Survey telescope mirror. The faintest star (M 25 VA 41)
is detected in the EUV at about 1 count per 1,000 seconds.
Map of Sources (16 kbyte image)
Aitoff projection of EUVE all-sky and deep survey detections plus Right
Angle Program detections, through July 1998.