Galaxy Merger Arp 302

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spitzer_ssc2019-03c February 27th, 2019

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

This image shows two merging galaxies known as Arp 302, also called VV 340. In these images, different colors correspond to different wavelengths of infrared light. Blue and green are wavelengths both strongly emitted by stars. Red is a wavelength mostly emitted by dust.

Provider: Spitzer Space Telescope

Image Source: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/images/6574-ssc2019-03c-Galaxy-Merger-Arp-302

Curator: Spitzer Space Telescope, Pasadena, CA, USA

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Arp 302 VV 340 Exclamation Point Galaxy
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Type > Spiral
Galaxy > Type > Interacting

Distance

Universescale3
450,000,000 light years
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 14h 57m 0.4s
DEC = 24° 37’ 8.1”
Orientation
North is 53.9° CCW
Field of View
3.9 x 3.9 arcminutes
Constellation
Bootes

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
ssc2019-03c
Subject Category
C.5.1.1   C.5.1.7  
Subject Name
Arp 302, VV 340, Exclamation Point Galaxy
Credits
NASA/JPL-Caltech
Release Date
2019-02-27
Lightyears
450,000,000
Redshift
450,000,000
Reference Url
http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/images/6574-ssc2019-03c-Galaxy-Merger-Arp-302
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
2005-07-16T19:25
Integration Time
26.8
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
Reference Value
224.25162300000, 24.61892000000
Reference Dimension
1200.00, 1200.00
Reference Pixel
530.54868995240, 672.81718915749
Scale
-0.00005384862, 0.00005384862
Rotation
53.92184552091
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
ssc2019-03c.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
450,000,000 light years