NGC 2146

Noirlab_noao-n2146lipscombw_1024

noirlab_noao-n2146lipscombw March 12th, 2014

Credit: KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/Peter Lipscomb/Flynn Haase

Located in Camelopardis, this galaxy has been violently perturbed by an interaction with a nearby galaxy. This is an example of a "peculiar galaxy" and is a strong source of radio emission. It is believed to be in the final stages of a collision and merger and may be interacting with NGC2146A, which lies 18 arc-minutes away. (Distance: 47 million ly) 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-n2146lipscombw/

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 2146
Noirlab_noao-n2146lipscombw_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 6h 18m 40.8s
DEC = 78° 19’ 47.7”
Orientation
North is 87.5° CW
Field of View
11.0 x 8.1 arcminutes
Constellation
Camelopardalis

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-n2146lipscombw_1280
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ID
noao-n2146lipscombw
Subject Category
Subject Name
NGC 2146
Credits
KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/Peter Lipscomb/Flynn Haase
Release Date
2014-03-12T14:57:20
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-n2146lipscombw/
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
94.6699055604, 78.3299295208
Reference Dimension
1800.0, 1322.0
Reference Pixel
638.387550354, 732.724632263
Scale
-0.000102176982159, 0.00010224777044
Rotation
-87.475594311927
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-n2146lipscombw
Metadata Date
2021-09-14T08:44:28-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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