Wide view of NGC 1512

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esahubble_heic0106j May 31st, 2001

Credit: NASA, ESA, Dan Maoz (Tel-Aviv University, Israel, and Columbia University, USA)

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 snapped this wide view of the nearby barred spiral galaxy NGC 1512. NGC 1512 is in the southern constellation of Horologium at a distance of 9.2 million parsec or 30 million light years). The galaxy is 70 000 light years across and the circumnuclear starburst ring (at the very centre) is 2400 light years wide. A wispy bar of material can barely be seen slicing horizontally through the galaxy. This bar is funnelling gas into the heart of the galaxy, fuelling a ring of star birth. Blue stars and red star-forming clouds of glowing hydrogen trace the grand spiral arms along the galaxy's outer edge. The image was taken on 18 July, 1993, and has a total exposure time of 9700 s distributed on four filters represented by the colours blue (338 nm), green (545 nm), orange (659 nm) and red (827 nm). This image is issued jointly by NASA and ESA.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0106j/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
IRAS 04022-4329 NGC 1512
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy » Type » Spiral
Galaxy » Type » Barred
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 4h 3m 52.0s
DEC = -43° 20’ 55.1”
Orientation
North is 220.4° CCW
Field of View
2.5 x 2.5 arcminutes
Constellation
Horologium

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_orange Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Optical (R) 659.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Optical (V) 545.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Ultraviolet (U) 338.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_orange
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_blue
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ID
heic0106j
Subject Category
C.5.1.1   C.5.1.2  
Subject Name
IRAS 04022-4329, NGC 1512
Credits
NASA, ESA, Dan Maoz (Tel-Aviv University, Israel, and Columbia University, USA)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0106j/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Distance in light years from NED
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFPC2, WFPC2, WFPC2
Color Assignment
Orange, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Ultraviolet
Bandpass
R, V, U
Central Wavelength
659, 545, 338
Start Time
Integration Time
9700, 9700, 9700
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
60.9667310689, -43.3486513598
Reference Dimension
1517.0, 1491.0
Reference Pixel
758.5, 745.5
Scale
-2.76820198838e-05, 2.76820198838e-05
Rotation
220.38000000000005
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic0106j
Metadata Date
2003-12-09T17:04:34+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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