Sculpted in Sculptor

Esahubble_potw2102a_1024

esahubble_potw2102a January 11th, 2021

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, G. Folatelli

First discovered in 1798 by German-English astronomer William Hershel, NGC 613 is a galaxy which lies in the southern constellation of Sculptor 67 million light-years away. Featured here in a new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, NGC 613 is a lovely example of a barred spiral galaxy. It is easily distinguishable as such because of its well defined central bar and long arms, which spiral loosely around its nucleus. As revealed by surveys, about two thirds of spiral galaxies, including our own Milky Way galaxy, contain a bar. Recent studies have shown that bars are more common in galaxies now than they were in the past, which gives us important clues about galaxy formation and evolution.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://esahubble.org/images/potw2102a/

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 613
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Type > Spiral
Esahubble_potw2102a_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 1h 34m 18.1s
DEC = -29° 25’ 22.8”
Orientation
North is 115.2° CCW
Field of View
3.3 x 3.4 arcminutes
Constellation
Sculptor

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue Hubble (ACS) Optical (B) 435.0 nm
Green Hubble (ACS) Optical (V) 606.0 nm
Red Hubble (ACS) Optical (I) 814.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Green
Red
Esahubble_potw2102a_1280
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ID
potw2102a
Subject Category
C.5.1.1  
Subject Name
NGC 613
Credits
ESA/Hubble & NASA, G. Folatelli
Release Date
2021-01-11T06:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://esahubble.org/images/potw2102a/
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, Optical
Bandpass
B, V, I
Central Wavelength
435, 606, 814
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
23.5752533432, -29.422996086
Reference Dimension
3907.0, 4052.0
Reference Pixel
1953.5, 2026.0
Scale
-1.38726802627e-05, 1.38726802627e-05
Rotation
115.20000000000057
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
potw2102a
Metadata Date
2020-12-29T19:32:53+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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