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chandra_581b October 21st, 2014

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/A.Paggi et al; Optical: NASA/STScI; Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA

With the passing of Chandra's 15th anniversary, the Chandra Data Archive, which houses all of the mission's data, continues to grow each successive year. These images - that include a wide range of astronomical objects -- combine X-rays from Chandra's archive with data from other telescopes. This technique of creating "multi wavelength" images allows scientists and the public to see how X-rays fit with data of other types of light, such as optical, radio, and infrared.

Image Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2014/archives/

Curator: Chandra X-ray Observatory, Cambridge, MA, USA

Image Use Policy: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/image_use.html

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Mrk 573
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy » Activity » AGN » Quasar

Distance

Universescale3
230,000,000 light years
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 1h 43m 57.8s
DEC = 2° 20’ 59.6”
Orientation
North is 1.2° CW
Field of View
0.2 x 0.2 arcminutes
Constellation
Cetus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Chandra (ACIS) X-ray (X-ray) 826.7 pm
Arrow_left_yellow Hubble (WFPC2) Optical (OIII) 533.0 nm
Arrow_left_magenta VLA (VLA) Radio (C-band) 60.0 mm
Spectrum_xray2
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_yellow
Arrow_top_magenta
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ID
581b
Subject Category
C.5.3.2.1  
Subject Name
Mrk 573
Credits
X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/A.Paggi et al; Optical: NASA/STScI; Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA
Lightyears
230,000,000
Redshift
0.017
Reference Url
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2014/archives/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Chandra, Hubble, VLA
Instrument
ACIS, WFPC2, VLA
Color Assignment
Blue, Yellow, Magenta
Band
X-ray, Optical, Radio
Bandpass
X-ray, OIII, C-band
Central Wavelength
0.8267, 533, 6e7
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
25.9906937, 2.3498822
Reference Dimension
3600.0, 3600.0
Reference Pixel
1801.0, 1801.0
Scale
7.75522e-07, 7.7552244e-07
Rotation
-1.24
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
WCS retrieved using CXCs PinpointWCS
Creator (Curator)
Chandra X-ray Observatory
URL
http://chandra.harvard.edu
Name
Email
cxcpub@cfa.harvard.edu
Telephone
617.496.7941
Address
60 Garden St.
City
Cambridge
State/Province
MA
Postal Code
02138
Country
USA
Rights
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/image_use.html
Publisher
Chandra X-ray Observatory Center
Publisher ID
chandra
Resource ID
archives_mrk573.tif
Metadata Date
2014-11-20T10:16:04-05:00
Metadata Version
1.2
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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Universescalefull
230,000,000 light years