NGC 2997

Eso_ngc_2997_1024

eso_ngc_2997 April 16th, 2010

Credit: ESO

This is one of the first CCD images taken at ESO. It was obtained in the V filter, with the CCD camera at the 1.5-metre Danish Telescope at La Silla Observatory. NGC 2997 is a beautiful galaxy and a typical Sc type with two dominant arms. In spite of some ramifications, both arms can be traced for a full revolution. The present picture was made from three overlapping CCD frames and the colours show the intensity contours.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/ngc_2997/

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
NGC 2997
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Type > Spiral
Eso_ngc_2997_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 9h 45m 38.8s
DEC = -31° 11’ 28.9”
Orientation
North is 89.8° CCW
Field of View
4.0 x 5.8 arcminutes
Constellation
Antlia

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Pseudocolor ESO-Danish-1.54m (CCD camera at the Danish 1.54-m) Optical (V) -
Eso_ngc_2997_1280
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ID
ngc_2997
Subject Category
C.5.1.1  
Subject Name
NGC 2997
Credits
ESO
Release Date
2010-04-16T17:16:39
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/ngc_2997/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Distance in light years from NED
Facility
Danish 1.54-metre telescope
Instrument
CCD camera at the Danish 1.54-m
Color Assignment
Pseudocolor
Band
Optical
Bandpass
V
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
146.411765, -31.19135
Reference Dimension
1749.0, 2548.0
Reference Pixel
903.115022107, 1209.6026954
Scale
-3.793362e-05, 3.793362e-05
Rotation
89.83758216468
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
ngc_2997
Metadata Date
2010-04-16T17:14:39+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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