ALMA Sees Starbursting Clouds Inside NGC 253

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Credit: B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF); ALMA (NRAO/ESO/NAOJ); A. Leroy

ALMA image of starbursting clouds inside NGC 253. The red region is the lower density CO gas surrounding higher density star-forming regions in yellow.

Provider: National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Image Source: https://public.nrao.edu/gallery/alma-sees-starbursting-clouds-inside-ngc-253/

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
NGC 253 Sculptor Galaxy
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Activity > Starburst

Distance

Universescale2
11,400,000 light years
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 0h 47m 36.4s
DEC = -25° 16’ 47.0”
Orientation
North is 0.1° CW
Field of View
1.8 x 1.8 arcminutes
Constellation
Sculptor

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red ALMA (None) Millimeter (ALMA Band 3 CO) 2.6 mm
Arrow_left_yellow ALMA (None) Millimeter (ALMA Band 3 HCN) 3.4 mm
Spectrum_ir1
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_yellow
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ID
NRAO_Gallery009
Subject Category
C.5.3.3  
Subject Name
NGC 253, Sculptor Galaxy
Credits
B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF); ALMA (NRAO/ESO/NAOJ); A. Leroy
Release Date
Lightyears
11.4E+06
Redshift
11.4E+06
Reference Url
https://public.nrao.edu/gallery/alma-sees-starbursting-clouds-inside-ngc-253/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
ALMA, ALMA
Instrument
None, None
Color Assignment
Red, Yellow
Band
Millimeter, Millimeter
Bandpass
ALMA Band 3 CO, ALMA Band 3 HCN
Central Wavelength
2.6E+06, 3.4E+06
Start Time
2012-01-09T21:28:03.216000, 2012-07-02T09:15:31.488000
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
2000.0
Reference Value
11.90173565000, -25.27973380000
Reference Dimension
2166, 2129
Reference Pixel
200.59172788653, 1677.77877752461
Scale
-0.00001387416, 0.00001387416
Rotation
-0.07746135478
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
Publisher ID
nrao
Resource ID
Metadata Date
2018-03-02T12:58:57-05:00
Metadata Version
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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Universescalefull
11,400,000 light years