Hubble view of Himiko

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esahubble_opo1353b November 22nd, 2013

Credit: NASA, ESA, ESO, NRAO, NAOJ, JAO, M. Ouchi (University of Tokyo), R. Ellis (California Institute of Technology), Y. Ono (University of Tokyo), K. Nakanishi (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI) and Joint ALMA Observatory), K. Kohno and R. Momose (University of Tokyo), Y. Kurono (Joint ALMA Observatory), M. Ashby (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), K. Shimasaku (University of Tokyo), S. Willner and G. Fazio (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), Y. Tamura (University of Tokyo), and D. Iono (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)

This image shows the field around a giant primordial bubble of gas dubbed "Himiko" (after the queen of ancient Japan), as viewed by Hubble. Astronomers using the combined power of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope have discovered that a trio of primitive galaxies are actually nestled inside this enormous gas blob. The rare triple system existed when the Universe was only 800 million years old. The trio may eventually merge into a single massive galaxy, researchers predict. Links: NASA Press release View of a primordial gas bubble dubbed Himiko Himiko (Hubble Close-up View) Himiko (Subaru, Hubble, and Spitzer Close-up View)

Image Source: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo1353b/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Himiko
Subject - Distant Universe
Galaxy
Cosmology
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 2h 17m 57.0s
DEC = -5° 8’ 49.2”
Orientation
North is 39.9° CCW
Field of View
2.1 x 1.9 arcminutes
Constellation
Cetus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Infrared (Y) 980.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Infrared (J) 1.3 µm
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Infrared (H) 1.6 µm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_red
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ID
opo1353b
Subject Category
D.5   D.6  
Subject Name
Himiko
Credits
NASA, ESA, ESO, NRAO, NAOJ, JAO, M. Ouchi (University of Tokyo), R. Ellis (California Institute of Technology), Y. Ono (University of Tokyo), K. Nakanishi (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI) and Joint ALMA Observatory), K. Kohno and R. Momose (University of Tokyo), Y. Kurono (Joint ALMA Observatory), M. Ashby (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), K. Shimasaku (University of Tokyo), S. Willner and G. Fazio (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), Y. Tamura (University of Tokyo), and D. Iono (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo1353b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3, WFC3
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
Y, J, H
Central Wavelength
980, 1250, 1600
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
34.4876286982, -5.14699619629
Reference Dimension
984.0, 871.0
Reference Pixel
492.0, 435.5
Scale
-3.56405772581e-05, 3.56405772581e-05
Rotation
39.939999999999927
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 3.0 Unported license
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo1353b
Metadata Date
2013-11-13T16:59:37-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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