A Molecular Fountain In Abell 2597

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nrao_nrao18cb20a October 25th, 2018

Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Tremblay et al.; NRAO/AUI/NSF, B. Saxton; NASA/Chandra; ESO/VLT

Composite image of the Abell 2597 galaxy cluster showing the fountain-like flow of gas powered by the supermassive black hole in the central galaxy. The yellow is ALMA data of the cold gas. The red is data from the Very Large Telescope showing the hot hydrogen gas in the same region. The extend purple is the extended hot, ionized gas as imaged by the Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Image Source: https://public.nrao.edu/news/2018-alma-fountain-abell/

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
Abell 2597
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Grouping > Cluster

Distance

Universescale3
1,000,000,000 light years
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 23h 25m 19.7s
DEC = -12° 7’ 26.6”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
0.4 x 0.4 arcminutes
Constellation
Aquarius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_yellow ALMA Radio (6) 1.4 mm
Arrow_left_violet Chandra X-ray -
Arrow_left_red MUSE Optical -
Spectrum_xray2w
Arrow_top_yellow
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ID
nrao18cb20a
Subject Category
C.5.5.3  
Subject Name
Abell 2597
Credits
ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Tremblay et al.; NRAO/AUI/NSF, B. Saxton; NASA/Chandra; ESO/VLT
Release Date
2018-10-25
Lightyears
1,000,000,000
Redshift
1,000,000,000
Reference Url
https://public.nrao.edu/news/2018-alma-fountain-abell/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
ALMA, Chandra, MUSE
Instrument
Color Assignment
Yellow, Violet, Red
Band
Radio, X-ray, Optical
Bandpass
6, -, -
Central Wavelength
1.4071E+6, -, -
Start Time
2013-11-18, -, -
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
2000
Reference Value
351.3322480, -12.1240550
Reference Dimension
1200, 1203
Reference Pixel
756.5, 758.5
Scale
5.9093939590441E-6, 5.8946573157547E-6
Rotation
-0.02
Coordinate System Projection:
SIN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
WCS retrieved using CXCs PinpointWCS
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/nrao18cb20a
Related Resources
Metadata Date
2018-11-06T10:21:51-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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Universescalefull
1,000,000,000 light years