Cosmic Fireworks (wide angle)

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noirlab_noirlab2016b July 2nd, 2020

Credit: KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA Acknowledgements:PI: M T. Patterson (New Mexico State University)Image processing: Travis Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage), Mahdi Zamani & Davide de Martin  

The spiral galaxy NGC 925 reveals cosmic pyrotechnics in its spiral arms where bursts of star formation are taking place in the red, glowing clouds scattered throughout it.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noirlab2016b/

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 925
Noirlab_noirlab2016b_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 2h 27m 19.3s
DEC = 33° 34’ 49.8”
Orientation
North is 134.6° CCW
Field of View
28.2 x 15.3 arcminutes
Constellation
Triangulum

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 (R) 651.0 nm
Cyan Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (B) 438.0 nm
Blue Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (U) 355.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Orange
Cyan
Blue
Noirlab_noirlab2016b_1280
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ID
noirlab2016b
Subject Category
Subject Name
NGC 925
Credits
KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA Acknowledgements:PI: M T. Patterson (New Mexico State University)Image processing: Travis Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage), Mahdi Zamani & Davide de Martin  
Release Date
2020-07-02T13:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noirlab2016b/
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, Cyan, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
H-alpha, R, B, U
Central Wavelength
657, 651, 438, 355
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
36.8305500384, 33.5805133241
Reference Dimension
6472.0, 3502.0
Reference Pixel
3236.0, 1751.0
Scale
-7.26573855599e-05, 7.26573855599e-05
Rotation
134.64000000000013
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
noirlab2016b
Metadata Date
2020-06-22T23:19:09+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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