NGC 1398

Wise_wise2011-020e_1024

wise_WISE2011-020e May 25th, 2011

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA

This barred spiral has a dense inner ring that surrounds a bright, central core. The ring is actually two spiral arms that are closed in on each other. In contrast to its well-defined center, this galaxy's arms are patchy, or flocculent. It is inclined about 43 degrees away from an edge-on orientation, and has a diameter of 135,000 light-years. NGC 1398 is 65 million light-years away in the Fornax constellation, and is part of the Fornax cluster of galaxies.

Image Source: /image/wise/WISE2011-020e

Curator: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, Berkeley, CA, USA

Image Use Policy: Pulic Domain

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 1398
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy » Type » Spiral
Galaxy » Type » Barred
Galaxy » Type » Ring
Galaxy » Activity » AGN » Seyfert

Distance

Universescale2
59,000,000 light years
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 3h 38m 52.1s
DEC = -26° 20’ 15.0”
Orientation
North is 144.3° CCW
Field of View
12.0 x 12.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Fornax

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue WISE Infrared (Near-IR) 3.4 µm
Arrow_left_cyan WISE Infrared (Near-IR) 4.6 µm
Arrow_left_green WISE Infrared (Mid-IR) 12.0 µm
Arrow_left_red WISE Infrared (Mid-IR) 22.0 µm
Spectrum_ir1
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_cyan
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_red
Wise_wise2011-020e_1280
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ID
WISE2011-020e
Subject Category
C.5.1.1.   C.5.1.2.   C.5.1.5.   C.5.3.2.2.  
Subject Name
NGC 1398
Credits
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA
Lightyears
59,000,000
Redshift
0.004657
Reference Url
/image/wise/WISE2011-020e
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
WISE, WISE, WISE, WISE
Instrument
Color Assignment
Blue, Cyan, Green, Red
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
Near-IR, Near-IR, Mid-IR, Mid-IR
Central Wavelength
3400, 4600, 12000, 22000
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
2000
Reference Value
54.716880, -26.337500
Reference Dimension
1047, 1047
Reference Pixel
524, 524
Scale
-1.90972219570500e-04, 1.90972219570500e-04
Rotation
144.3
Coordinate System Projection:
SIN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer
URL
http://wise.astro.ucla.edu
Name
Email
outreach@ssl.berkeley.edu
Telephone
Address
7 Gauss Way
City
Berkeley
State/Province
CA
Postal Code
94720
Country
USA
Rights
Pulic Domain
Publisher
Publisher ID
wise
Resource ID
Resource URL
/image/wise/WISE2011-020e
Related Resources
Metadata Date
2018-01-11T02:51:39Z
Metadata Version
1.2
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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Universescalefull
59,000,000 light years