M100, NGC 4321

Noirlab_noao-m100_1024

noirlab_noao-m100 March 7th, 2003

Credit: N.A.Sharp/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/

M100 is one of the brighter galaxies in the Virgo Cluster, although it's actually located in the constellation Coma Berenices. It is a spiral galaxy of type Sc, nearly face-on and showing strong blue (young star) spiral arms. In addition, this picture shows two nearby dwarf galaxies, while still managing not to saturate the inner regions of M100. The Virgo cluster also includes Messier galaxies M49, M58, M59, M60, M61, M84, M85, M86, M87, M88, M89, M90, M91, M98, and M99. This image was taken with the WIYN 0.9-meter telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory on the night of December 20th 2002 UT. Image size 15.3 arc minutes.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-m100/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
M100 NGC 4321
Noirlab_noao-m100_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 12h 23m 6.5s
DEC = 15° 45’ 36.9”
Orientation
North is 0.4° CW
Field of View
13.4 x 13.4 arcminutes
Constellation
Coma Berenices
Noirlab_noao-m100_1280
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ID
noao-m100
Subject Category
Subject Name
M100, NGC 4321
Credits
N.A.Sharp/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/
Release Date
2003-03-07T12:35:21
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-m100/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
None
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
N
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
185.7770076, 15.76026146
Reference Dimension
2700.0, 2700.0
Reference Pixel
828.9524231, 478.0982666
Scale
-8.27E-05, 8.27E-05
Rotation
-0.407309135
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
None
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
noao-m100
Metadata Date
2020-11-13T12:41:59.931086
Metadata Version
1.1
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