Warped Disk of Galaxy UGC 3697

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Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF

The \"Integral Sign\'\' galaxy, UGC 3697 is an edge-on spiral galaxy with an unusually pronounced warp in both its stellar and gaseous disks. The neutral Hydrogen gas, represented in blue, is overlaid on an optical image of the stars of the galaxy. Unlike in normal spiral galaxies, the brightest concentration of neutral Hydrogen is not found near the center of UGC 3697 but along its western edge, where the Very Large Array (VLA) has detected a bright, extended region of emission. In addition, plumes of gas extend to considerable height above and below the disk of the galaxy.

Image Source: https://public.nrao.edu/gallery/warped-disk-of-galaxy-ugc-3697-2/

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
UGC 3697 Integral Sign Galaxy
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Type > Spiral

Distance

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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 7h 11m 22.5s
DEC = 71° 50’ 10.9”
Orientation
North is 0.8° CCW
Field of View
6.7 x 6.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Camelopardalis

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue VLA Radio (L) 211.2 mm
Arrow_left_grayscale Schmidt Optical (W) 674.0 nm
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Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_grayscale
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ID
NRAO_Gallery020
Subject Category
C.5.1.1  
Subject Name
UGC 3697, Integral Sign Galaxy
Credits
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Release Date
Lightyears
1.51E+08
Redshift
1.51E+08
Reference Url
https://public.nrao.edu/gallery/warped-disk-of-galaxy-ugc-3697-2/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
VLA, Schmidt
Instrument
Color Assignment
Blue, Grayscale
Band
Radio, Optical
Bandpass
L, W
Central Wavelength
2.1121E+08, 674
Start Time
2000-05-28, 2017-03-15T09:15:35-04:00
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
2000.0
Reference Value
107.84391700000, 71.83637200000
Reference Dimension
3598, 3190
Reference Pixel
1729.147532619721993, 1582.307281293143219
Scale
-0.000031211656476, 0.000031211656476
Rotation
0.77153819086
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
Metadata Date
2018-04-12T19:13:27+00:00
Metadata Version
1.2
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