Star forming region, NGC 206

Noirlab_noao-ngc206_1024

noirlab_noao-ngc206 June 30th, 2020

Credit: T.A. Rector and A. Strom (University of Alaska Anchorage) and WIYN

This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic camera on the WIYN 0.9m-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. NGC 206 is a massive star-forming region (also known as an OB association) embedded in the Andromeda Galaxy (M31). It is clearly visible in the center to upper-left corner of the image. It is estimated to have a mass about 200,000 times that of our Sun. Its distinctive bluish color is from very young hot, massive stars in the cluster. The presence of these massive stars indicate that the cluster is less than 10 million years old, which is very young for stars. The red nebulae in the galaxies are locations in M31 where star formation is currently underway. The image was generated with observations in the B (blue), V (green) and Hydrogen-Alpha (red) filters. In this image, North is down, East is right.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-ngc206/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Andromeda Galaxy NGC 206
Noirlab_noao-ngc206_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 0h 40m 25.7s
DEC = 40° 52’ 21.8”
Orientation
North is 179.9° CCW
Field of View
24.5 x 31.9 arcminutes
Constellation
Andromeda

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (Ha) 656.0 nm
Green WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (V) 537.0 nm
Blue WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (B) 436.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Green
Blue
Noirlab_noao-ngc206_1280
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ID
noao-ngc206
Subject Category
Subject Name
Andromeda Galaxy, NGC 206
Credits
T.A. Rector and A. Strom (University of Alaska Anchorage) and WIYN
Release Date
2020-06-30T21:53:15
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-ngc206/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope, WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope, WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope
Instrument
Mosaic 1, Mosaic 1, Mosaic 1
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
Ha, V, B
Central Wavelength
656, 537, 436
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
10.10696535, 40.87271729
Reference Dimension
3457.0, 4506.0
Reference Pixel
1027.581387, 1923.993896
Scale
-0.000118, 0.000118
Rotation
179.9211705
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-ngc206
Metadata Date
2013-07-17T10:14:47-07:00
Metadata Version
1.0
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