NGC 2523

Noirlab_noao-n2523block_1024

noirlab_noao-n2523block March 12th, 2014

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

NGC 2523 is the bright barred spiral galaxy on the right side of this image. If you were to turn NGC 2523 so that it was edge-on, it would look very much like NGC 2523B- the slender galaxy towards the left edge of the field. While these galaxies are not interacting with each other, they are both around 150 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-n2523block/

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 2523
Noirlab_noao-n2523block_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 8h 14m 15.9s
DEC = 73° 33’ 43.8”
Orientation
North is 3.8° CW
Field of View
12.3 x 8.2 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
Noirlab_noao-n2523block_1280
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ID
noao-n2523block
Subject Category
Subject Name
NGC 2523
Credits
KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/Adam Block
Release Date
2014-03-12T14:14:41
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-n2523block/
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
123.566131224, 73.5621716835
Reference Dimension
1738.0, 1155.0
Reference Pixel
720.554397583, 492.123939514
Scale
-0.000118290371639, 0.00011823178595
Rotation
-3.7795967494908
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-n2523block
Metadata Date
2021-09-14T08:45:37-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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