Gemini GMOS image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 7552

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noirlab_geminiann11015a November 15th, 2011

Credit: International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/B. Reynolds (Sutherland Shire Christian School)/T. Rector (University of Alaska, Anchorage)/Australian Gemini Office.

Gemini GMOS image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 7552. Benjamin Reynolds, a 10th grade student at Sutherland Shire Christian School, suggested this target for Australias 2011 Gemini School Astronomy Contest and won. The picture consists of separate images taken with different filters: H-alpha (red), g (blue), r (green), and i (yellow).

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/geminiann11015a/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 7552
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 23h 16m 11.9s
DEC = -42° 35’ 15.0”
Orientation
North is 139.0° CCW
Field of View
2.9 x 2.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Grus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Yellow Gemini South (GMOS-S) Optical (i) 780.0 nm
Green Gemini South (GMOS-S) Optical (r) 630.0 nm
Blue Gemini South (GMOS-S) Infrared (g) 475.0 nm
Red Gemini South (GMOS-S) Optical (H-alpha) 656.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Yellow
Green
Blue
Red
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ID
geminiann11015a
Subject Category
Subject Name
NGC 7552
Credits
International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/B. Reynolds (Sutherland Shire Christian School)/T. Rector (University of Alaska, Anchorage)/Australian Gemini Office.
Release Date
2011-11-15T14:27:12
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/geminiann11015a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Gemini South, Gemini South, Gemini South, Gemini South
Instrument
GMOS-S, GMOS-S, GMOS-S, GMOS-S
Color Assignment
Yellow, Green, Blue, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Infrared, Optical
Bandpass
i, r, g, H-alpha
Central Wavelength
780, 630, 475, 656
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
349.049780614, -42.5874939584
Reference Dimension
4958.0, 3392.0
Reference Pixel
2479.0, 1696.0
Scale
-9.7399503428e-06, 9.7399503428e-06
Rotation
138.99999999999986
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
geminiann11015a
Metadata Date
2020-08-10T14:12:06-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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