Hubble Inspects a Set of Galactic Wings

Esahubble_potw2216b_1024

esahubble_potw2216b April 18th, 2022

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, W. Keel.Acknowledgement: J. Schmidt

Two merging galaxies in the VV689 system — nicknamed the Angel Wing —feature in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. In this view, the focus is placed on the system itself, allowing a closer look at it's unique morphology.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://esahubble.org/images/potw2216b/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
VV689
Subject - General
Galaxy
Esahubble_potw2216b_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 10h 1m 39.3s
DEC = 19° 47’ 32.9”
Orientation
North is 22.8° CW
Field of View
1.3 x 1.7 arcminutes
Constellation
Leo

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Purple SDSS (None) Optical (u) 354.0 nm
Blue SDSS (None) Optical (G) 477.0 nm
Blue Blanco-4m (DECam) Optical (G) 474.0 nm
Green SDSS (None) Optical (R) 623.0 nm
Green Blanco-4m (DECam) Optical (R) 644.0 nm
Yellow SDSS (None) Optical (I) 762.0 nm
Red SDSS (None) Optical (Z) 913.0 nm
Red Blanco-4m (DECam) Optical (Z) 919.0 nm
Luminosity Hubble (ACS) Optical (V) 606.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Purple
Blue
Blue
Green
Green
Yellow
Red
Red
Luminosity
Esahubble_potw2216b_1280
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ID
potw2216b
Subject Category
E.5  
Subject Name
VV689
Credits
ESA/Hubble & NASA, W. Keel.Acknowledgement: J. Schmidt
Release Date
2022-04-18T06:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://esahubble.org/images/potw2216b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
SDSS, SDSS, Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope, SDSS, Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope, SDSS, SDSS, Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
None, None, DECam, None, DECam, None, None, DECam, ACS
Color Assignment
Purple, Blue, Blue, Green, Green, Yellow, Red, Red, Luminosity
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
u, G, G, R, R, I, Z, Z, V
Central Wavelength
354, 477, 474, 623, 644, 762, 913, 919, 606
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None, None, None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
150.4139287622381, 19.792463045742956
Reference Dimension
1604.0, 2004.0
Reference Pixel
802.0, 1002.0
Scale
-1.3897319169809118e-05, 1.3897319169809118e-05
Rotation
-22.759999999999931
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
https://esahubble.org
Name
Email
Telephone
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
potw2216b
Metadata Date
2022-03-25T03:00:58+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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