NGC 1512 and NGC 1510

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esahubble_heic1712a July 27th, 2017

Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA

This composite image, created out of two different pointings from Hubble, shows the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1512 (left) and the dwarf galaxy NGC 1510 (right). Both galaxies are about 30 million light-years away from Earth and currently in the process of merging. At the end of this process NGC 1512 will have cannibalised its smaller companion.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1712a/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
ngc 1510 NGC 1512
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy » Type » Barred
Galaxy » Type » Interacting
Galaxy » Size » Dwarf
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 4h 3m 44.9s
DEC = -43° 22’ 13.8”
Orientation
North is 37.5° CCW
Field of View
7.5 x 2.8 arcminutes
Constellation
Horologium

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Ultraviolet (UV) 275.0 nm
Arrow_left_cyan Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Optical (B) 438.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Optical (u) 336.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Optical (V) 555.0 nm
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Optical (I) 814.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_cyan
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_red
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ID
heic1712a
Subject Category
C.5.1.2   C.5.1.7   C.5.2.2  
Subject Name
ngc 1510, NGC 1512
Credits
ESA/Hubble, NASA
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1712a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
ESA/Hubble press release
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, WFC3
Color Assignment
Blue, Cyan, Blue, Green, Red
Band
Ultraviolet, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
UV, B, u, V, I
Central Wavelength
275, 438, 336, 555, 814
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
60.9369743689, -43.3704864493
Reference Dimension
11423.0, 4177.0
Reference Pixel
5711.5, 2088.5
Scale
-1.10013930268e-05, 1.10013930268e-05
Rotation
37.460000000000065
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
heic1712a
Metadata Date
2017-07-25T10:19:31.429132
Metadata Version
1.1
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