The interacting galaxy pair NGC 1512 and NGC 1510

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noirlab_noirlab2210a May 3rd, 2022

Credit: Dark Energy Survey/DOE/FNAL/DECam/CTIO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURAImage processing: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage/NSF’s NOIRLab), J. Miller (Gemini Observatory/NSF’s NOIRLab), M. Zamani & D. de Martin (NSF’s NOIRLab)

The interacting galaxy pair NGC 1512 and NGC 1510 take center stage in this image from the Dark Energy Camera, a state-of-the art wide-field imager on the Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab. NGC 1512 has been in the process of merging with its smaller galactic neighbor for 400 million years, and this drawn-out interaction has ignited waves of star formation and warped both galaxies.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noirlab2210a/

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 1512
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 4h 3m 54.1s
DEC = -43° 22’ 1.0”
Orientation
North is 0.2° CCW
Field of View
20.4 x 22.8 arcminutes
Constellation
Horologium

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue Blanco-4m (DECam) Optical (g) 477.0 nm
Cyan Blanco-4m (DECam) Optical (r) 637.0 nm
Orange Blanco-4m (DECam) Optical (i) 777.0 nm
Red Blanco-4m (DECam) Optical (z) 915.0 nm
Red Blanco-4m (DECam) Infrared (Y) 988.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Cyan
Orange
Red
Red
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ID
noirlab2210a
Subject Category
Subject Name
NGC 1512
Credits
Dark Energy Survey/DOE/FNAL/DECam/CTIO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURAImage processing: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage/NSF’s NOIRLab), J. Miller (Gemini Observatory/NSF’s NOIRLab), M. Zamani & D. de Martin (NSF’s NOIRLab)
Release Date
2022-05-03T06:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noirlab2210a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope, Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope, Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope, Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope, Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
Instrument
DECam, DECam, DECam, DECam, DECam
Color Assignment
Blue, Cyan, Orange, Red, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Infrared
Bandpass
g, r, i, z, Y
Central Wavelength
477, 637, 777, 915, 988
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
60.9754615533, -43.3669430433
Reference Dimension
4662.0, 5201.0
Reference Pixel
2331.0, 2600.5
Scale
-7.30544014466e-05, 7.30544014466e-05
Rotation
0.17999999999970215
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
noirlab2210a
Metadata Date
2021-09-14T13:58:53+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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