Flaming Fornax Galaxy

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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 flaming orange coloring for the enormous lobes of gas this galaxy\'s black hole sprays out.

Image Source: https://public.nrao.edu/gallery/flaming-fornax-galaxy/

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
60,000,000 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° CW
Field of View
59.9 x 59.9 arcminutes
Constellation
Fornax

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue WISE Infrared (I) 3.4 µm
Arrow_left_green WISE Infrared (I) 4.6 µm
Arrow_left_red WISE Infrared (I) 12.0 µm
Arrow_left_orange VLA Radio (L) 199.0 mm
Spectrum_ir2
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_orange
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ID
NRAO_Gallery053
Subject Category
C.5.1.3  
Subject Name
Fornax A, NGC 1316
Credits
(NRAO/AUI/NSF)
Release Date
Lightyears
6.0E+07
Redshift
6.0E+07
Reference Url
https://public.nrao.edu/gallery/flaming-fornax-galaxy/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Moderate
Distance Notes
Facility
WISE, WISE, WISE, VLA
Instrument
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red, Orange
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared, Radio
Bandpass
I, I, I, L
Central Wavelength
3.4E+03, 4.6E+03, 12E+03, 1.99E+8
Start Time
2012-04-26T09:08:54-04:00, 2012-04-26T09:09:17-04:00, 2012-04-26T09:09:36-04:00, 1986-07-10T00:00:00-04:00
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
2000.0
Reference Value
50.67403800000, -37.20831600000
Reference Dimension
3000, 3000
Reference Pixel
1497.031460619890625, 1505.226724490734375, 2043.99087294924, 2051.78890767810
Scale
-0.0003328491392, 0.0003328491392, -0.00024505034, 0.00024505034
Rotation
-0.05134437964
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
2018-03-05T15:24:14-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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Universescalefull
60,000,000 light years