Full ACS image of NGC 5866

Esahubble_opo0624b_500

esahubble_opo0624b June 8th, 2006

Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

NGC 5866 is an edge-on galaxy that is tilted to our line-of-sight. It is classified as an S0 lenticular, due to its flat stellar disk and large ellipsoidal bulge. NGC 5866 lies in the Northern constellation Draco, at a distance of 44 million light-years (13.5 Megaparsecs). It has a diameter of roughly 60,000 light-years (18,400 parsecs). This Hubble image of NGC 5866 is a combination of blue, green and red observations taken with the Hubble Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys in November 2005.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0624b/

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 5866
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy » Type » Lenticular
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 15h 6m 31.4s
DEC = 55° 45’ 43.6”
Orientation
North is 79.9° CCW
Field of View
3.2 x 3.3 arcminutes
Constellation
Draco

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (R) 625.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (V) 555.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (B) 435.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_blue
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ID
opo0624b
Subject Category
C.5.1.3  
Subject Name
NGC 5866
Credits
NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0624b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
ACS, ACS, ACS
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
R, V, B
Central Wavelength
625, 555, 435
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
226.6308138, 55.762117
Reference Dimension
3863.0, 4005.0
Reference Pixel
1932.5, 2003.5
Scale
1.38858656322e-05, 1.38932223409e-05
Rotation
79.9
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
WCS info from NASA/Hubble
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
opo0624b
Metadata Date
2006-06-07T12:08:38-04:00
Metadata Version
1.0
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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