Survey of the Stars

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esahubble_potw2040a October 5th, 2020

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, J. Lee and the PHANGS-HST TeamAcknowledgement: Judy Schmidt (Geckzilla)

At around 60 million light-years from Earth, the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1365 is captured beautifully in this image by theNASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Located in the constellation ofFornax(The Furnace), the blue and fiery orange swirls show us where stars have just formed and the dusty sites of future stellar nurseries. At the outer edge of the image, enormousstar-forming regionswithin NGC 1365 can be seen. The bright, light-blue regions indicate the presence of hundreds of baby stars that formed from coalescing gas and dust within the galaxy's outer arms. This Hubble image was captured as part of a joint survey with theAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)in Chile. The survey will help scientists understand how the diversity of galaxy environments observed in the nearby Universe, including NGC 1365 and previous ESA/Hubble Pictures of the Week such as NGC 2835 and NGC 2775, influence the formation of stars and star clusters. Expected to image over 100 000 gas clouds and star-forming regions beyond our Milky Way, the PHANGS survey is expected to uncover and clarify many of the links between cold gas clouds, star formation and the overall shape and morphology of galaxies.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw2040a/

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
NGC 1365
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Type > Barred
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 3h 33m 37.3s
DEC = -36° 8’ 29.7”
Orientation
North is 19.1° CW
Field of View
2.6 x 2.5 arcminutes
Constellation
Fornax

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Purple Hubble (WFC3) Ultraviolet (UV) 275.0 nm
Blue Hubble (WFC3) Optical (U) 336.0 nm
Blue Hubble (WFC3) Optical (B) 438.0 nm
Green Hubble (WFC3) Optical (V) 555.0 nm
Red Hubble (WFC3) Optical (I) 814.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Purple
Blue
Blue
Green
Red
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ID
potw2040a
Subject Category
C.5.1.2  
Subject Name
NGC 1365
Credits
ESA/Hubble & NASA, J. Lee and the PHANGS-HST TeamAcknowledgement: Judy Schmidt (Geckzilla)
Release Date
2020-10-05T06:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw2040a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, WFC3
Color Assignment
Purple, Blue, Blue, Green, Red
Band
Ultraviolet, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
UV, U, B, V, I
Central Wavelength
275, 336, 438, 555, 814
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
53.4055456048, -36.1415793315
Reference Dimension
3966.0, 3811.0
Reference Pixel
1983.0, 1905.5
Scale
-1.10049764999e-05, 1.10049764999e-05
Rotation
-19.060000000000407
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
potw2040a
Metadata Date
2020-03-02T11:35:31+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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