Fornax in Blue

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nrao_NRAO_Gallery011  

Credit: (NRAO/AUI/NSF)

Radio waves are invisible to our eyes, therefore, they do not arrive in any \"color\" that we\'ve ever known. When we take our data and plot it, our artists can assign any color they please to the results. In this image of the famous Fornax radio galaxy, our artist tried a blue coloring for the enormous lobes of gas this galaxy\'s black hole sprays out.

Provider: National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Image Source: /image/nrao/NRAO_Gallery011

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
Fornax A NGC 1316
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Type > Lenticular

Distance

Universescale2
62,000,000 light years
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 3h 22m 41.8s
DEC = -37° 12’ 29.9”
Orientation
North is 0.1° CCW
Field of View
1.0 x 1.0 degrees
Constellation
Fornax

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_green UK Schmidt - Doubl (Photographic Plate) Infrared (I) 610.0 nm
Arrow_left_red UK Schmidt - Doubl (Photographic Plate) Infrared (I) 715.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue UK Schmidt - Doubl (Photographic Plate) Infrared (I) 395.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue VLA Radio (L) 210.0 mm
Spectrum_ir2
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_blue
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ID
NRAO_Gallery011
Subject Category
C.5.1.3  
Subject Name
Fornax A, NGC 1316
Credits
(NRAO/AUI/NSF)
Release Date
Lightyears
62.0E+6
Redshift
62.0E+6
Reference Url
/image/nrao/NRAO_Gallery011
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
UK Schmidt - Doubl, UK Schmidt - Doubl, UK Schmidt - Doubl, VLA
Instrument
Photographic Plate, Photographic Plate, Photographic Plate, -
Color Assignment
Green, Red, Blue, Blue
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared, Radio
Bandpass
I, I, I, L
Central Wavelength
610, 715, 395, 2.1E+08
Start Time
1996-10-09T15:52:00, 1995-12-29T11:18:00, 1980-10-05T15:37, -
Integration Time
3600, 4200, 3900, -
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
2000.0
Reference Value
50.67403800000, -37.20831600000
Reference Dimension
4096, 4096
Reference Pixel
2044.66067974618, 2052.06470255229
Scale
-0.00024428576, 0.00024428576
Rotation
0.07146481850
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/NRAO_Gallery011
Related Resources
Metadata Date
2017-11-27T09:37:03-05:00
Metadata Version
1.2
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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Universescalefull
62,000,000 light years