Wide-field view of the region around the Antennae Galaxies

Eso_eso1137f_500

eso_eso1137f October 3rd, 2011

Credit: ESA/Hubble and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgements: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)

This image is a wide-field colour composite of region of sky around the Antennae Galaxies made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2). The field of view is 2.8 x 2.8 degrees.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1137f/

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
Antennae Galaxies NGC 4038 NGC 4039
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy » Type » Interacting
Eso_eso1137f_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 12h 1m 52.5s
DEC = -18° 52’ 3.0”
Orientation
North is 0.3° CCW
Field of View
2.9 x 2.9 degrees
Constellation
Corvus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_ Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) -
Eso_eso1137f_1280
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ID
eso1137f
Subject Category
C.5.1.7  
Subject Name
Antennae Galaxies, NGC 4038, NGC 4039
Credits
ESA/Hubble and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgements: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1137f/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
None
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
180.468947, -18.86749
Reference Dimension
10208.0, 10356.0
Reference Pixel
5197.53740122, 5169.33976848
Scale
-0.00027974154, 0.00027974154
Rotation
0.26590851394
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
eso1137f
Metadata Date
2006-10-13T16:34:34+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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