Portrait of a Starburst Galaxy

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noirlab_noirlab2013a June 18th, 2020

Credit: KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURAData obtained and processed by: P. Massey (Lowell Obs.), G. Jacoby, K. Olsen, & C. Smith (NOAO/AURA/NSF)Image processing: Travis Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage), Mahdi Zamani & Davide de Martin

KPNO captures irregular starburst galaxy IC 10 in glorious detail This striking image from NOIRLab’s Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) presents a portrait of the irregular galaxy IC 10, a disorderly starburst galaxy close to the Milky Way. As well as a population of bright young stars, this irregular galaxy harbors exotic Wolf-Rayet stars and a black hole. IC 10 lies around 2 million light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation of Cassiopeia. Though this distance seems huge, it puts IC 10 in the ever-growing Local Group of galaxies.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noirlab2013a/

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 10
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 0h 20m 17.8s
DEC = 59° 18’ 3.2”
Orientation
North is 0.1° CCW
Field of View
17.3 x 11.2 arcminutes
Constellation
Cassiopeia

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red KPNO-4m (Mosaic II) Optical (SII) 672.0 nm
Orange KPNO-4m (Mosaic II) Optical (H-alpha) 657.0 nm
Red KPNO-4m (Mosaic II) Optical (I) 820.0 nm
Yellow KPNO-4m (Mosaic II) Optical (R) 651.0 nm
Green KPNO-4m (Mosaic II) Optical (V) 538.0 nm
Cyan KPNO-4m (Mosaic II) Optical (OIII) 502.0 nm
Blue KPNO-4m (Mosaic II) Optical (B) 438.0 nm
Blue KPNO-4m (Mosaic II) Optical (U) 355.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Orange
Red
Yellow
Green
Cyan
Blue
Blue
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ID
noirlab2013a
Subject Category
Subject Name
IC 10
Credits
KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURAData obtained and processed by: P. Massey (Lowell Obs.), G. Jacoby, K. Olsen, & C. Smith (NOAO/AURA/NSF)Image processing: Travis Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage), Mahdi Zamani & Davide de Martin
Release Date
2020-06-18T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noirlab2013a/
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, 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 II, Mosaic II, Mosaic II, Mosaic II, Mosaic II, Mosaic II, Mosaic II, Mosaic II
Color Assignment
Red, Orange, Red, Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
SII, H-alpha, I, R, V, OIII, B, U
Central Wavelength
672, 657, 820, 651, 538, 502, 438, 355
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None, None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
5.07435230537, 59.3008935902
Reference Dimension
4987.0, 3209.0
Reference Pixel
2493.5, 1604.5
Scale
-5.79157014539e-05, 5.79157014539e-05
Rotation
0.05999999999999904
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
noirlab2013a
Metadata Date
2020-06-16T20:43:02-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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