ALMA view of the Cosmic Eyelash

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eso_eso1727b August 30th, 2017

Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/E. Falgarone et al.

This ALMA image shows the Cosmic Eyelash, a remote starburst galaxy that appears double and brightened by gravitational lensing. ALMA has been used to detect turbulent reservoirs of cold gas surrounding this and other distant starburst galaxies. By detecting CH+ for the first time in the distant Universe, this research opens up a new window of exploration into a critical epoch of star formation.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1727b/

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
Eyelash
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy » Activity » Starburst
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 21h 35m 11.6s
DEC = -1° 2’ 52.4”
Orientation
North is 43.0° CW
Field of View
0.2 x 0.2 arcminutes
Constellation
Aquarius
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ID
eso1727b
Subject Category
C.5.3.3  
Subject Name
Eyelash
Credits
ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/E. Falgarone et al.
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1727b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
2016-10-24T00:07
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
323.798438919, -1.04789032853
Reference Dimension
1500.0, 1500.0
Reference Pixel
750.0, 750.0
Scale
-1.72697375062e-06, 1.72697375062e-06
Rotation
-43.04
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
eso1727b
Metadata Date
2017-09-20T22:35:59.820932
Metadata Version
1.1
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