The NGC 3627 galaxy as seen with ALMA

Eso_ngc3627-alma-cc_1024

eso_ngc3627-alma-cc July 16th, 2021

Credit: ESO/ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/PHANGS

This image of the nearby galaxy NGC 3627, taken with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), in which ESO is a partner, shows the distribution of cold clouds of molecular gas, which provide the raw material from which stars form. NGC 3627 is a spiral galaxy located approximately 31 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Leo. The images were taken as part of the Physics at High Angular resolution in Nearby GalaxieS (PHANGS) project, which is making high-resolution observations of nearby galaxies with telescopes operating across the electromagnetic spectrum.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/ngc3627-alma-cc/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 3627
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Type > Spiral
Eso_ngc3627-alma-cc_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 11h 20m 15.3s
DEC = 12° 58’ 52.8”
Orientation
North is 90.1° CCW
Field of View
4.6 x 2.7 arcminutes
Constellation
Leo

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Orange ALMA (Band 6) Millimeter (CO [21]) 12.0 mm
Spectrum_ir2
Orange
Eso_ngc3627-alma-cc_1280
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ID
ngc3627-alma-cc
Subject Category
C.5.1.1  
Subject Name
NGC 3627
Credits
ESO/ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/PHANGS
Release Date
2021-07-16T14:00:53.398997
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/ngc3627-alma-cc/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Instrument
Band 6
Color Assignment
Orange
Band
Millimeter
Bandpass
CO [21]
Central Wavelength
12000000
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
170.063835773, 12.9813437948
Reference Dimension
686.0, 398.0
Reference Pixel
343.0, 199.0
Scale
-0.000111237569794, 0.000111237569794
Rotation
90.1199999999998
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
https://www.eso.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
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
ngc3627-alma-cc
Metadata Date
2021-06-09T15:54:12+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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