ALMA Sees Into the Heart of the Phoenix Cluster

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Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), H. Russell et al.; B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF)

ALMA image of cold molecular gas at the heart of the Phoenix Cluster. The filaments extending from the center hug enormous radio bubbles created by jets from a supermassive black hole. This discovery sheds light on the complex relationship between a supermassive black hole and its host galaxy.

Provider: National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Image Source: /image/nrao/Gallery_nrao17cb01b

Curator: NRAO/AUI/NSF, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Phoenix Cluster SPT CL J2344-4243
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Grouping > Cluster

Distance

Universescale3
5,700,000,000 light years
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 23h 44m 43.8s
DEC = -42° 43’ 14.4”
Orientation
North is 0.5° CW
Field of View
0.4 x 0.4 arcminutes
Constellation
Phoenix

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red ALMA Millimeter (CO(3-2)) 1.4 mm
Arrow_left_yellow ALMA Millimeter (CO(3-2)) 1.4 mm
Spectrum_ir1
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_yellow
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ID
Gallery_nrao17cb01b
Subject Category
C.5.5.3  
Subject Name
Phoenix Cluster, SPT CL J2344-4243
Credits
ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), H. Russell et al.; B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF)
Release Date
Lightyears
5.7E+09
Redshift
0.597
Reference Url
/image/nrao/Gallery_nrao17cb01b
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
ALMA, ALMA
Instrument
Color Assignment
Red, Yellow
Band
Millimeter, Millimeter
Bandpass
CO(3-2), CO(3-2)
Central Wavelength
1.3837e+6, 1.3837e+6
Start Time
2014-06-15T09:17:39.696000, 2014-06-15T09:17:39.696000
Integration Time
3510, 3510
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
2000.0
Reference Value
356.18242834439, -42.72067075083
Reference Dimension
2550.00, 2550.00
Reference Pixel
1503.08885109314, 1054.16477787604
Scale
-0.00000272914, 0.00000272914
Rotation
-0.46517510023
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
World Coordinate System resolved using PinpointWCS 0.9.2 revision 218+ by the Chandra X-ray Center
Creator (Curator)
NRAO/AUI/NSF
URL
https://public.nrao.edu
Name
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Email
outreach@nrao.edu
Telephone
Address
520 Edgemont Road
City
Charlottesville
State/Province
Virginia
Publisher
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Publisher ID
nrao
Resource ID
Resource URL
/image/nrao/Gallery_nrao17cb01b
Related Resources
Metadata Date
2002-12-02T10:58
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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Universescalefull
5,700,000,000 light years