Galaxy Merger VII Zw 96

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spitzer_ssc2019-03b February 27th, 2019

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

This image shows the merger of two galaxies, known as NGC 6786 (right) and UGC 11415 (left), also collectively called VII Zw 96. It is composed of images from three Spitzer Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) channels: IRAC channel 1 in blue, IRAC channel 2 in green and IRAC channel 3 in red.

Provider: Spitzer Space Telescope

Image Source: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/images/6570-ssc2019-03b-Galaxy-Merger-VII-Zw-96

Curator: Spitzer Space Telescope, Pasadena, CA, USA

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 6786 UGC 11415 VV 414
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Type > Spiral
Galaxy > Type > Interacting

Distance

Universescale3
360,000,000 light years
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 19h 10m 58.4s
DEC = 73° 24’ 59.8”
Orientation
North is 37.8° CCW
Field of View
4.5 x 4.5 arcminutes
Constellation
Draco

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Spitzer (IRAC) Infrared (Near-IR) 3.6 µm
Arrow_left_green Spitzer (IRAC) Infrared (Near-IR) 4.5 µm
Arrow_left_red Spitzer (IRAC) Infrared (Mid-IR) 8.0 µm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_red
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ID
ssc2019-03b
Subject Category
C.5.1.1   C.5.1.7  
Subject Name
NGC 6786, UGC 11415, VV 414
Credits
NASA/JPL-Caltech
Release Date
2019-02-27
Lightyears
360,000,000
Redshift
0.02502
Reference Url
http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/images/6570-ssc2019-03b-Galaxy-Merger-VII-Zw-96
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Spitzer, Spitzer, Spitzer
Instrument
IRAC, IRAC, IRAC
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
Near-IR, Near-IR, Mid-IR
Central Wavelength
3600, 4500, 8000
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
Reference Value
287.74340000000, 73.41660000000
Reference Dimension
1200.00, 1200.00
Reference Pixel
637.64716666039, 580.07433327928
Scale
-0.00006191550, 0.00006191550
Rotation
37.75055889746
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)
Spitzer Space Telescope
URL
http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
1200 E. California Blvd.
City
Pasadena
State/Province
CA
Postal Code
91125
Country
USA
Rights
Publisher
Spitzer Science Center
Publisher ID
spitzer
Resource ID
ssc2019-03b.tif
Metadata Date
2019-02-27
Metadata Version
1.2
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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Universescalefull
360,000,000 light years