Hubble image of the Meathook galaxy

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eso_eso1115b May 4th, 2011

Credit: NASA/ESA and ESO

This close-up Hubble view of the Meathook Galaxy (NGC 2442) focuses on the more compact of its two asymmetric spiral arms as well as the central regions. The spiral arm was the location of a supernova that exploded in 1999. These observations were made in 2006 in order to study the aftermath of this supernova. Ground-based data from MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope were used to fill out parts of the edges of this image.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1115b/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 2442 SN 1999ga
Subject - Local Universe
Star » Evolutionary Stage » Supernova
Galaxy
Eso_eso1115b_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 7h 36m 21.1s
DEC = -69° 32’ 41.5”
Orientation
North is 175.2° CCW
Field of View
2.4 x 3.3 arcminutes
Constellation
Volans

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (B) -
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Optical (B) -
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (Pseudogreen (B+I)) -
Arrow_left_orange Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Infrared (I) -
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (H-alpha) -
Eso_eso1115b_1280
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ID
eso1115b
Subject Category
C.3.1.8   C.5  
Subject Name
NGC 2442, SN 1999ga
Credits
NASA/ESA and ESO
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1115b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
ACS, WFPC2, ACS, ACS, ACS
Color Assignment
Blue, Blue, Green, Orange, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Infrared, Optical
Bandpass
B, B, Pseudogreen (B+I), I, H-alpha
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
114.08789978, -69.5448692892
Reference Dimension
2856.0, 3951.0
Reference Pixel
1428.0, 1975.0
Scale
-1.39036358692e-05, 1.39036358692e-05
Rotation
175.23999999999998
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.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
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1115b
Metadata Date
2011-04-28T11:27:01+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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There is no distance meta data in this image.