NGC 3953

Noirlab_noao-n3953haynes_1024

noirlab_noao-n3953haynes March 28th, 2014

Credit: KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/Tom and Gail Haynes/Adam Block

Like its more well-known neighbor M109, this galaxy is a surprising copy-cat barred spiral galaxy. Slightly more inclined and with tightly wound arms, NGC 3953 is a seemingly more spirited galaxy 46 million light years away. In 2001 astronomers discovered a supernova in this galaxy. Also note the bright background galaxies near the right of the image and the bottom left. 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-n3953haynes/

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 3953
Noirlab_noao-n3953haynes_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 11h 53m 26.3s
DEC = 52° 22’ 39.9”
Orientation
North is 75.4° CCW
Field of View
8.3 x 12.3 arcminutes
Constellation
Ursa Major

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-n3953haynes_1280
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ID
noao-n3953haynes
Subject Category
Subject Name
NGC 3953
Credits
KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/Tom and Gail Haynes/Adam Block
Release Date
2014-03-28T13:41:02
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-n3953haynes/
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
178.359627491, 52.3777418172
Reference Dimension
1472.0, 2175.0
Reference Pixel
361.45116806, 1798.74620819
Scale
-9.43387753585e-05, 9.44882111294e-05
Rotation
75.424689578157
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-n3953haynes
Metadata Date
2021-08-30T20:19:10+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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