Stephan's Quintet as imaged by the Gemini North

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noirlab_geminiann04014a October 9th, 2004

Credit: International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

Stephan's Quintet as imaged by the Gemini Observatory using the Multi-Object Spectrograph on Gemini North. The interacting members of the cluster are almost 300 million light years away. The galaxy NGC 7320 (topcenter) is thought by most astronomers to be in the foreground (about 8 times closer) and is distinguished in this image by multiple red blobs indicating hydrogen clouds where stars are forming. See Image Release for details Technical Details: AcquisitionDate(s): August 12, 2004 Telescope: Gemini North, Mauna Kea Hawai'i Instrument: GMOS (Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph) Field of View: 4.86 x 4.07 arcminutes Orientation: North=bottom, East=Right

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/geminiann04014a/

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 NGC 7320 Stephan's Quintet
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 22h 36m 0.8s
DEC = 33° 57’ 35.3”
Orientation
North is 180.0° CCW
Field of View
4.9 x 4.1 arcminutes
Constellation
Pegasus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Gemini North (GMOS-N) Optical (H-alpha) 656.0 nm
Yellow Gemini North (GMOS-N) Optical (i) 780.0 nm
Green Gemini North (GMOS-N) Optical (r) 630.0 nm
Blue Gemini North (GMOS-N) Optical (g) 475.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Yellow
Green
Blue
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ID
geminiann04014a
Subject Category
Subject Name
HCG 87, NGC 7320, Stephan's Quintet
Credits
International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Release Date
2004-10-09T05:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/geminiann04014a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Gemini North, Gemini North, Gemini North, Gemini North
Instrument
GMOS-N, GMOS-N, GMOS-N, GMOS-N
Color Assignment
Red, Yellow, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
H-alpha, i, r, g
Central Wavelength
656, 780, 630, 475
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
339.003405619, 33.9598176012
Reference Dimension
2007.0, 1680.0
Reference Pixel
1003.5, 840.0
Scale
-4.04399304438e-05, 4.04399304438e-05
Rotation
180.02000000000004
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
geminiann04014a
Metadata Date
2004-08-31T14:35:00-10:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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