M58

Noirlab_noao-m58mandel_1024

noirlab_noao-m58mandel February 20th, 2014

Credit: KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/Steve Mandel/Adam Block

This barred spiral galaxy is one of the brighter galaxies in the Virgo Cluster. It is located 60 million light years away. Other barred spiral galaxies in the Messier list include M91, M95 and M109. This image was taken as part of Advanced Observing Program (AOP) program at Kitt Peak Visitor Center during 2014.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-m58mandel/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
M58
Noirlab_noao-m58mandel_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 12h 37m 34.9s
DEC = 11° 53’ 11.7”
Orientation
North is 179.2° CW
Field of View
8.1 x 12.3 arcminutes
Constellation
Virgo

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Luminosity KPNO-VC-0.5m (Other CCD) Optical (Broad Band) 555.0 nm
Blue KPNO-VC-0.5m (Other CCD) Optical (B) 438.0 nm
Green KPNO-VC-0.5m (Other CCD) Optical (G) 475.0 nm
Red KPNO-VC-0.5m (Other CCD) Optical (R) 625.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Luminosity
Blue
Green
Red
Noirlab_noao-m58mandel_1280
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ID
noao-m58mandel
Subject Category
Subject Name
M58
Credits
KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/Steve Mandel/Adam Block
Release Date
2014-02-20T15:07:13
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-m58mandel/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Visitor Center 0.5-meter Telescope, Visitor Center 0.5-meter Telescope, Visitor Center 0.5-meter Telescope, Visitor Center 0.5-meter Telescope
Instrument
Other CCD, Other CCD, Other CCD, Other CCD
Color Assignment
Luminosity, Blue, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
Broad Band, B, G, R
Central Wavelength
555, 438, 475, 625
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
189.395341877, 11.8865923756
Reference Dimension
1419.0, 2175.0
Reference Pixel
319.462043762, 323.71121216
Scale
-9.48003047398e-05, 9.46032380409e-05
Rotation
-179.21609595866
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
noao-m58mandel
Metadata Date
2021-08-30T16:26:42+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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