The NGC 4254 galaxy as seen with ALMA

Eso_ngc4254-alma-cc_1024

eso_ngc4254-alma-cc July 16th, 2021

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

This image of the nearby galaxy NGC 4254, 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 4254 is a grand-design spiral galaxy located approximately 45 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Coma Berenices. 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/ngc4254-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 4254
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Type > Spiral
Eso_ngc4254-alma-cc_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 12h 18m 50.8s
DEC = 14° 25’ 18.1”
Orientation
North is 90.0° CCW
Field of View
3.1 x 2.7 arcminutes
Constellation
Coma Berenices

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Orange ALMA (Band 6) Millimeter (CO [21]) 12.0 mm
Spectrum_ir2
Orange
Eso_ngc4254-alma-cc_1280
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ID
ngc4254-alma-cc
Subject Category
C.5.1.1  
Subject Name
NGC 4254
Credits
ESO/ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/PHANGS
Release Date
2021-07-16T14:00:53.317346
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/ngc4254-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
184.711556714, 14.4216904513
Reference Dimension
466.0, 400.0
Reference Pixel
233.0, 200.0
Scale
-0.000111055607346, 0.000111055607346
Rotation
89.979999999999876
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
ngc4254-alma-cc
Metadata Date
2021-06-08T17:19:47+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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