James Webb Space Telescope Weekly Schedule Sep 19, 2022 to Sep 25, 2022

September 21, 2022


Last week James Webb Telescope gathered data observing High-redshift galaxies such as 133-GS-3.47-A, 539-GS-4.76-A, 551-GS-3.70-A, Brown dwarfs WISEJ0359-54, J050305.68-564834.0, dwarf planet Pluto, Asteroid Sedna and NCG 104 amongst other objects. For more details regarding these observations, check out last week's schedule here. This week, James Webb Telescope is scheduled to observe Galcen - Miky way galactic center, Interacting galaxies IIZW96, Supernovae SN-2004ET, SN-2017EAW, white dwarfs. Following are the major objects that James Webb Space Telescope will study this week (Sep 19 to Sep 25, 2022) as per the schedule published here. File Link, Link

GALCEN - Galactic Center - Credit: NASA, ESA, SSC, CXC, and STScI

The Galactic center, the central region of our galaxy, is home to an unusual assortment of celestial bodies, such as the Sagittarius A* supermassive black hole, clouds of gas heated to millions of degrees, neutron stars, white dwarf stars ripping material from companion stars, and lovely tendrils of radio emission. James Webb Telescope is scheduled to observe GALCEN on Sep 19, 2022.

IIZW96 - Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University)

This is a peculiarly shaped system of merging galaxies. Between the main galaxy centers, strong, nascent starburst zones are suspended in long, thread-like formations. The system is almost an ultraluminous system, but it is not quite there yet. Most ultraluminous systems are at the late stage of coalescence. 500 million light-years from Earth, in the dolphin-shaped constellation of Delphinus, is where Zw II 96 is to be found. James Webb Telescope is scheduled to observe IIZW96 on Sep 20, 2022.

Ring Nebula, NGC6720 - Credit: NASA

The Ring Nebula (NGC 6720) is a well-known object among both amateur and expert astronomers. It is a beautiful, blazing gas cloud. The nebula, which is placed within the well-known Summer Triangle of brilliant stars (Vega, Altair, and Deneb) for observers in the northern hemisphere, is located in the constellation Lyra (the lyre, or harp). The main ring structure of the nebula, which is around one light-year wide and 2,300 light-years away, presents a large enough subject for amateur telescopes and offers superb detail for professional observatories. James Webb Telescope is scheduled to observe Ring Nebula on Sep 20, 2022.

WASP 80 Exoplanet System - Credit: NASA

A K-type main-sequence star called WASP-80 is located 162 light-years distant. The star is 1.352 billion years old, making it substantially younger than the Sun. Although this measurement is very tentative, WASP-80 has a heavy element concentration that is comparable to that of the Sun. As part of the NameExoWorlds competition, Jordanian amateur astronomers gave the star the name Petra in 2019. James Webb Telescope is scheduled to observe WASP 80 exoplanet system on Sep 24 and Sep 25, 2022.