MUSE image of the strange galaxy NGC 4650A

Eso_eso1407j_500

eso_eso1407j March 5th, 2014

Credit: ESO

This picture is based on data on the polar ring galaxy NGC 4650A that were obtained soon after the MUSE instrument achieved first light in early 2014. This colour view was created by collapsing the 3D MUSE data into three sections that were coloured blue, green and red. This approximates the natural colours of the object.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1407j/

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 4650A
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy » Type » Ring
Eso_eso1407j_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 12h 44m 49.1s
DEC = -40° 42’ 51.7”
Orientation
North is 69.1° CW
Field of View
2.3 x 1.2 arcminutes
Constellation
Centaurus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (B) -
Arrow_left_green Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (V) -
Arrow_left_red Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (R) -
Eso_eso1407j_1280
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ID
eso1407j
Subject Category
C.5.1.5  
Subject Name
NGC 4650A
Credits
ESO
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1407j/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope
Instrument
MUSE, MUSE, MUSE
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
B, V, R
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
191.204458, -40.714362
Reference Dimension
1356.0, 692.0
Reference Pixel
701.152413144, 327.518100757
Scale
-2.820159e-05, 2.820159e-05
Rotation
-69.05015893300
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.org/
Name
ohainaut
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
eso1407j
Metadata Date
2014-02-28T15:20:10+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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