The Hickson Compact Group 40

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esahubble_heic2205a April 19th, 2022

Credit: NASA, ESA and STScI

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating its 32nd birthday with a stunning look at an unusual close-knit collection of five galaxies, called the Hickson Compact Group 40. This snapshot reflects a special moment in their lifetimes as they fall together before they merge.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://esahubble.org/images/heic2205a/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Baltimore, MD, United States

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
HCG 40 Arp 321 VV 116
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Type
Galaxy > Component
Galaxy > Grouping > Multiple
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 9h 38m 55.0s
DEC = -4° 51’ 5.0”
Orientation
North is 41.6° CCW
Field of View
2.7 x 2.5 arcminutes
Constellation
Hydra

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Hubble (WFC3) Optical (H-alpha + NII) 656.0 nm
Blue Hubble (WFC3) Optical (B) 475.0 nm
Green Hubble (WFC3) Optical (V) 606.0 nm
Red Hubble (WFC3) Optical (I) 814.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Blue
Green
Red
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ID
heic2205a
Subject Category
C.5.1   C.5.4   C.5.5.2  
Subject Name
HCG 40, Arp 321, VV 116
Credits
NASA, ESA and STScI
Release Date
2022-04-19T16:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://esahubble.org/images/heic2205a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, WFC3
Color Assignment
Red, Blue, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
H-alpha + NII, B, V, I
Central Wavelength
656, 475, 606, 814
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
144.72903742834913, -4.851396902017643
Reference Dimension
4021.0, 3773.0
Reference Pixel
2010.5, 1886.5
Scale
-1.1038555157058523e-05, 1.1038555157058523e-05
Rotation
41.619999999999955
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
https://esahubble.org
Name
Space Telescope Science Institute Office of Public Outreach
Email
outreach@stsci.edu
Telephone
410-338-4444
Address
ESA Office, Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Dr
City
Baltimore
State/Province
MD
Postal Code
21218
Country
United States
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic2205a
Metadata Date
2022-03-22T12:40:23-04:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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