NGC 2403

Wise_wise2011-020f_1024

wise_WISE2011-020f May 25th, 2011

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA

This fuzzy-looking galaxy is a flocculent, or patchy, spiral. It is largely veiled by gas and dust at visible-light wavelengths, but when viewed with WISE, its arms are clearly revealed. In 2004, NGC 2403 was host to one of the largest supernova in recent decades -- SN 2004dj was first observed in 2004 in Japan and was visible for 8 months. NGC 2403 is located 11.4 million-light years away in the constellation Camelopardalis, and is about 73,000 light-years across.

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

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

Image Use Policy: Pulic Domain

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 2403
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy » Type » Spiral
Galaxy » Type » Barred

Distance

Universescale2
15,000,000 light years
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 7h 36m 51.4s
DEC = 65° 36’ 9.0”
Orientation
North is 166.5° CCW
Field of View
25.2 x 25.2 arcminutes
Constellation
Camelopardalis

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_wise2011-020f_1280
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ID
WISE2011-020f
Subject Category
C.5.1.1.   C.5.1.2.  
Subject Name
NGC 2403
Credits
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA
Lightyears
15,000,000
Redshift
0.000437
Reference Url
/image/wise/WISE2011-020f
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
114.214167, 65.602500
Reference Dimension
2199, 2199
Reference Pixel
1100, 1100
Scale
-1.90972219570500e-04, 1.90972219570500e-04
Rotation
166.5
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/WISE2011-020f
Related Resources
Metadata Date
2018-01-11T02:51:41Z
Metadata Version
1.2
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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Universescalefull
15,000,000 light years