Wide-field image of the sky around Messier 77

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eso_eso1720c July 5th, 2017

Credit: NASA/ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2

This image from the Digitized Sky Survey shows spiral galaxy Messier 77 and its surroundings. Messier 77 appears at the centre and the edge-on galaxy NGC 1055 to its upper-right.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1720c/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Messier 77
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Activity > AGN > Seyfert
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 2h 42m 40.7s
DEC = 0° 0’ 45.4”
Orientation
North is 0.2° CCW
Field of View
3.0 x 3.0 degrees
Constellation
Cetus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Cyan DSS2 (None) Optical (B) 467.0 nm
Orange DSS2 (None) Optical (R) 660.0 nm
Red DSS2 (None) Optical (I) 797.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Cyan
Orange
Red
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ID
eso1720c
Subject Category
C.5.3.2.2  
Subject Name
Messier 77
Credits
NASA/ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Release Date
2017-07-05T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1720c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
None, None, None
Color Assignment
Cyan, Orange, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
B, R, I
Central Wavelength
467, 660, 797
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
40.6694599648, -0.0126154041837
Reference Dimension
10693.0, 10714.0
Reference Pixel
5346.0, 5357.0
Scale
-0.00027995688655, 0.00027995688655
Rotation
0.15999999999999998
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1720c
Metadata Date
2013-03-05T10:42:45+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.