Galactic Dance

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noirlab_noirlab1912a December 19th, 2019

Credit: International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

Image of the interacting galaxy pair NGC 5394/5 obtained with NSFs National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratorys Gemini North 8-meter telescope on Hawaiis Maunakea using the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph in imaging mode. This four-color composite image has a total exposure time of 42 minutes.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noirlab1912a/

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 5394 NGC 5395
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 13h 58m 35.2s
DEC = 37° 26’ 12.9”
Orientation
North is 100.0° CW
Field of View
5.1 x 4.6 arcminutes
Constellation
Canes Venatici

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Gemini North (GMOS-N) Optical (H-alpha) 655.0 nm
Orange Gemini North (GMOS-N) Optical (I) 780.0 nm
Green Gemini North (GMOS-N) Optical (R) 630.0 nm
Blue Gemini North (GMOS-N) Optical (G) 475.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Orange
Green
Blue
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ID
noirlab1912a
Subject Category
Subject Name
NGC 5394, NGC 5395
Credits
International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Release Date
2019-12-19T03:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noirlab1912a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Gemini North, Gemini North, Gemini North, Gemini North
Instrument
GMOS-N, GMOS-N, GMOS-N, GMOS-N
Color Assignment
Red, Orange, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
H-alpha, I, R, G
Central Wavelength
655, 780, 630, 475
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
209.646836635, 37.4369251504
Reference Dimension
1886.0, 1724.0
Reference Pixel
943.0, 862.0
Scale
-4.48765591839e-05, 4.48765591839e-05
Rotation
-99.959999999999965
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
noirlab1912a
Metadata Date
2019-11-26T09:40:07-09:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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