Abell 3827

Noirlab_gemini1006b_1024

noirlab_gemini1006b May 12th, 2010

Credit: R. Carrasco et al., International Gemini Observatory/AURA

Central region of Abell 3827 as imaged using the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph on the Gemini South telescope in Chile. The central supermassive galaxy (ESO 146-IG 005) is clearly visible among its cluster companions as well as the remains of at least four nuclei that are being digested by the large galaxy. The central galaxy is thought to be the most massive galaxy in our local universe (out to about 1.5 billion light years). The field of view of this image is approximately 5 x 5 arcminutes and is a color composite made from g-, r- and i-band images combined and processed by Travis Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage).

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/gemini1006b/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Abell 3827
Noirlab_gemini1006b_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 22h 1m 52.5s
DEC = -59° 56’ 47.1”
Orientation
North is 60.0° CW
Field of View
4.3 x 4.1 arcminutes
Constellation
Indus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Gemini South (GMOS-S) Optical (i) 780.0 nm
Green Gemini South (GMOS-S) Optical (r) 630.0 nm
Blue Gemini South (GMOS-S) Optical (g) 475.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Green
Blue
Noirlab_gemini1006b_1280
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ID
gemini1006b
Subject Category
Subject Name
Abell 3827
Credits
R. Carrasco et al., International Gemini Observatory/AURA
Release Date
2010-05-12T20:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/gemini1006b/
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
i, r, g
Central Wavelength
780, 630, 475
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
330.468671223, -59.9464198616
Reference Dimension
2448.0, 2328.0
Reference Pixel
1224.0, 1164.0
Scale
-2.95682371759e-05, 2.95682371759e-05
Rotation
-60.019999999999996
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Peter Michaud
Email
pmichaud @ gemini.edu
Telephone
808.974.2500
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
gemini1006b
Metadata Date
2020-06-23T16:21:12+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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