Dancing Galaxies NGC 6872 & IC 4970

Noirlab_gemini1104a_1024

noirlab_gemini1104a March 29th, 2011

Credit: International Gemini Observatory/AURA/Australian Gemini Office

Image of NGC 6872 (left) and companion galaxy IC 4970 (right) locked in a tango as the two galaxies gravitationally interact. The galaxies lie about 200 million light-years away in the direction of the constellation Pavo (the Peacock). Minimum Credit: Gemini Observatory/AURA/Australian Gemini Office. Full Credit: Gemini Observatory/AURA/Australian Gemini Office, Sydney Girls High School Astronomy Club, Travis Rector (University of Alaska, Anchorage), and ngel Lpez-Snchez (Australian Astronomical Observatory/Macquarie University).

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/gemini1104a/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
IC 4970 NGC 6872
Noirlab_gemini1104a_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 20h 16m 55.9s
DEC = -70° 46’ 3.3”
Orientation
North is 116.1° CW
Field of View
5.0 x 5.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Pavo

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_gemini1104a_1280
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ID
gemini1104a
Subject Category
Subject Name
IC 4970, NGC 6872
Credits
International Gemini Observatory/AURA/Australian Gemini Office
Release Date
2011-03-29T20:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/gemini1104a/
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
304.232868456, -70.7675956669
Reference Dimension
2048.0, 2048.0
Reference Pixel
1024.0, 1024.0
Scale
-4.05703018946e-05, 4.05703018946e-05
Rotation
-116.1
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
gemini1104a
Metadata Date
2021-04-10T17:19:38.834141
Metadata Version
1.1
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