NGC 1275

Noirlab_noao-n1275_1024

noirlab_noao-n1275 July 18th, 2005

Credit: C. Conselice/Caltech and WIYN/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

This image shows a deep Hydrogen-alpha image of the brightest X-ray source in the sky, NGC1275, taken by the WIYN 3.5-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, AZ, in 1999. The filaments emanating from this galaxy are produced through largely unknown mechanisms, but they likely are the result of an interaction between the black hole in the center of the galaxy and the intracluster medium surrounding it. (The glowing background objects in this image are galaxies in that same galaxy cluster.) At a distance of about 230 million light-years, this is the nearest example to Earth of such vast structures, which are seen surrounding the most massive galaxies throughout the Universe.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-n1275/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 1275
Noirlab_noao-n1275_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 3h 19m 47.6s
DEC = 41° 31’ 36.7”
Orientation
North is 0.2° CCW
Field of View
3.2 x 4.3 arcminutes
Constellation
Perseus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Green WIYN 3.5-meter Telescope (None) Optical (v) 606.0 nm
Orange WIYN 3.5-meter Telescope (None) Optical (i) 780.0 nm
Red WIYN 3.5-meter Telescope (None) Optical (H-alpha) 656.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Green
Orange
Red
Noirlab_noao-n1275_1280
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ID
noao-n1275
Subject Category
Subject Name
NGC 1275
Credits
C. Conselice/Caltech and WIYN/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Release Date
2005-07-18T09:10:04
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-n1275/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
WIYN 3.5-meter Telescope, WIYN 3.5-meter Telescope, WIYN 3.5-meter Telescope
Instrument
None, None, None
Color Assignment
Green, Orange, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
v, i, H-alpha
Central Wavelength
606, 780, 656
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
49.9481300492, 41.5268476448
Reference Dimension
979.0, 1321.0
Reference Pixel
489.5, 660.5
Scale
-5.46481546765e-05, 5.46481546765e-05
Rotation
0.23999999999999991
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-n1275
Metadata Date
2021-04-12T09:51:52-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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