Hickson Compact Group 87

Noirlab_gemini0302a_1024

noirlab_gemini0302a June 30th, 2003

Credit: International Gemini Observatory

During commissioning in early 2003 of the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph (GMOS) on the Gemini South Telescope, images and spectra were obtained of the group of galaxies known as the Hickson Compact Group 87 (HCG 87). The Gemini image compares very favorably with space-based image of this same field and illustrates the remarkable resolution that is possible with Gemini when atmospheric conditions are optimal. See Image Release for details Technical Details: Acquisition Date(s): May 25, 2003 Telescope: Gemini South, Cerro Pachn, Chile Instrument: GMOS (Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph) Field of View: ~ 4x4 arcminutes (0.073 arcsec/pixel) [url=http://www.gemini.edu/sciops/in

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/gemini0302a/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
HCG 87
Noirlab_gemini0302a_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 20h 48m 13.0s
DEC = -19° 50’ 44.6”
Orientation
North is 17.9° CCW
Field of View
4.0 x 4.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Capricornus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Gemini South (GMOS-S) Optical (None) -
Green Gemini South (GMOS-S) Optical (None) -
Blue Gemini South (GMOS-S) Optical (None) -
Noirlab_gemini0302a_1280
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ID
gemini0302a
Subject Category
Subject Name
HCG 87
Credits
International Gemini Observatory
Release Date
2003-06-30T20:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/gemini0302a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Gemini South, Gemini South, Gemini South
Instrument
GMOS-S, GMOS-S, GMOS-S
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
None, None, None
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
312.054337928, -19.8457171696
Reference Dimension
3291.0, 3291.0
Reference Pixel
1645.5, 1645.5
Scale
-2.02675622254e-05, 2.02675622254e-05
Rotation
17.859999999999978
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
gemini0302a
Metadata Date
2021-06-12T19:04:36.773442
Metadata Version
1.1
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