Wide-field view of the sky around the Meathook galaxy

Eso_eso1115c_500

eso_eso1115c May 4th, 2011

Credit: ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin

This visible-light wide-field image of the region around the deformed spiral galaxy NGC 2442 was created from photographs taken through red and blue filters and forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The object itself, nicknamed the Meathook Galaxy, is close to the centre and many other galaxies are visible in this wide field view that spans about three degrees of sky.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1115c/

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
Galaxy NGC 2442
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy » Type » Spiral
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 7h 36m 23.9s
DEC = -69° 31’ 51.1”
Orientation
North is 2.7° CW
Field of View
3.0 x 3.0 degrees
Constellation
Volans
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ID
eso1115c
Subject Category
C.5.1.1  
Subject Name
Galaxy, NGC 2442
Credits
ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1115c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
114.099449, -69.530849
Reference Dimension
10632.0, 10651.0
Reference Pixel
5286.86509318, 5290.55943648
Scale
-0.00027983408, 0.00027983408
Rotation
-2.74648211841
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
eso1115c
Metadata Date
2011-02-25T15:46:27+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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