Spiral Galaxy IC342

Noirlab_noao0703a_1024

noirlab_noao0703a February 21st, 2007

Credit: T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/

Spiral Galaxy IC342 is located roughly 11 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Camelopardalis, the giraffe. Its face-on appearance in the skyas opposed to our tilted and edge-on views of many other nearby galaxies, such as the large spiral galaxy Andromeda (M31)makes IC342 a prime target for studies of star formation and astrochemistry. The image, obtained in late 2006, was taken using the 64-megapixel Mosaic-1 digital imager on the Mayall 4-meter telescope. This image is the subject of NOAO press release 07-03

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao0703a/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
IC 342
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 3h 47m 20.6s
DEC = 68° 11’ 36.3”
Orientation
North is 90.2° CCW
Field of View
35.5 x 35.2 arcminutes
Constellation
Camelopardalis

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (H-alpha) 657.0 nm
Orange Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (I) 820.0 nm
Green Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (V) 538.0 nm
Blue Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (B) 438.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Orange
Green
Blue
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ID
noao0703a
Subject Category
Subject Name
IC 342
Credits
T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/
Release Date
2007-02-21T00:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao0703a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope, Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope, Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope, Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Instrument
Mosaic 1, Mosaic 1, Mosaic 1, Mosaic 1
Color Assignment
Red, Orange, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
H-alpha, I, V, B
Central Wavelength
657, 820, 538, 438
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
56.83583014, 68.19341231
Reference Dimension
4000.0, 3962.0
Reference Pixel
1388.844482, 1810.690674
Scale
-0.000148, 0.000148
Rotation
90.22252004
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
noao0703a
Metadata Date
2020-10-28T08:37:33.063217
Metadata Version
1.1
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