VLASS Sharpens the View

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Credit: Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF.

The new VLA Sky Survey (VLASS) sharpens the view. Here is the same radio-emitting object as seen, from left to right, with the NRAO VLA Sky Survey (NVSS), the FIRST Survey, and the VLASS. The VLASS image, unlike the others, allows astronomers to positively identify the image as jets of material propelled outward from the center of a galaxy that also is seen in the visible-light Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

Technical data: NVSS image at 1.4 GHz in VLA\'s D configuration

Image Source: https://public.nrao.edu/?post_type=release=8577

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

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Observation

Position Details

Position (FK5)
RA = 21h 0m 0.0s
DEC = 0° 0’ 0.0”
Constellation
Aquarius
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Gallery_nrao17df09a
Subject Category
Subject Name
Credits
Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF.
Release Date
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://public.nrao.edu/?post_type=release=8577
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
2016-06-10T09:23
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
FK5
Equinox
2000
Reference Value
3.150000000000E+02, 0.000000000000E+00
Reference Dimension
451, 451
Reference Pixel
1514, 2726
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
SIN
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
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_nrao17df09a
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Metadata Date
2018-05-14T10:20:45-04:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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