NGC 3690

Esahubble_heic0810as_1024

esahubble_heic0810as April 24th, 2008

Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University)

This system consists of a pair of galaxies, dubbed IC 694 and NGC 3690, which made a close pass some 700 million years ago. As a result of this interaction, the system underwent a fierce burst of star formation. In the last fifteen years or so six supernovae have popped off in the outer reaches of the galaxy, making this system a distinguished supernova factory. This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://esahubble.org/images/heic0810as/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Arp 299 IC 694 NGC 3690
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Type > Interacting
Esahubble_heic0810as_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 11h 28m 32.0s
DEC = 58° 34’ 0.2”
Orientation
North is 172.3° CW
Field of View
3.2 x 3.2 arcminutes
Constellation
Ursa Major

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue Hubble (ACS) Optical (B) -
Green Hubble (ACS) Optical (Pseudogreen (B+I)) -
Red Hubble (ACS) Infrared (I) -
Esahubble_heic0810as_1280
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ID
heic0810as
Subject Category
C.5.1.7  
Subject Name
Arp 299, IC 694, NGC 3690
Credits
NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University)
Release Date
2008-04-24T15:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://esahubble.org/images/heic0810as/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
ACS, ACS, ACS
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Infrared
Bandpass
B, Pseudogreen (B+I), I
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
172.1332055, 58.5667355
Reference Dimension
3823.0, 3823.0
Reference Pixel
1912.5, 1912.5
Scale
-1.39060367732e-05, 1.39060367732e-05
Rotation
-172.27999999999989
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
None
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic0810as
Metadata Date
2008-03-28T16:19:35+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.