Wide-field image of the sky around Messier 77

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eso_eso1720c July 5th, 2017

Credit: NASA/ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2

This image from the Digitized Sky Survey shows spiral galaxy Messier 77 and its surroundings. Messier 77 appears at the centre and the edge-on galaxy NGC 1055 to its upper-right.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1720c/

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
Messier 77
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy » Activity » AGN » Seyfert
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 2h 42m 40.7s
DEC = 0° 0’ 45.4”
Orientation
North is 0.2° CCW
Field of View
3.0 x 3.0 degrees
Constellation
Cetus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_cyan Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (B) 467.0 nm
Arrow_left_orange Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (R) 660.0 nm
Arrow_left_red Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (I) 797.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_cyan
Arrow_top_orange
Arrow_top_red
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ID
eso1720c
Subject Category
C.5.3.2.2  
Subject Name
Messier 77
Credits
NASA/ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1720c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
None, None, None
Color Assignment
Cyan, Orange, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
B, R, I
Central Wavelength
467, 660, 797
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
40.6694599648, -0.0126154041837
Reference Dimension
10693.0, 10714.0
Reference Pixel
5346.0, 5357.0
Scale
-0.00027995688655, 0.00027995688655
Rotation
0.15999999999999998
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
eso1720c
Metadata Date
2013-03-05T10:42:45+01:00
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.