NGC 2336

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noirlab_noao-n2336block March 12th, 2014

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

The many delicate spiral arms of NGC 2336 give it the appearance of regal, understated beauty. The central region sports a bar in which stars orbit the center of the galaxy, not in circles as do the stars in the outer arms- but instead in "figure eights" and more complicated weave-like patterns along the axis of the bar. This galaxy is one of the largest in the direction of Polaris- and it is one of the most northern CCD images acquired from the Visitor Center Observatories. NGC 2336 is around 100 million light years away. 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-n2336block/

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 2336
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 7h 27m 49.5s
DEC = 80° 9’ 43.7”
Orientation
North is 102.9° CW
Field of View
11.6 x 7.2 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
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ID
noao-n2336block
Subject Category
Subject Name
NGC 2336
Credits
KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/Adam Block
Release Date
2014-03-12T14:29:05
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-n2336block/
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
111.9562967, 80.1621331299
Reference Dimension
1757.0, 1090.0
Reference Pixel
826.316131592, 811.159749031
Scale
-0.00011040400555, 0.000110360598676
Rotation
-102.92137629491
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-n2336block
Metadata Date
2021-09-14T08:43:44-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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