Andromeda

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ztf_ztf20190207a February 7th, 2019

Credit: ZTF/D. Goldstein and R. Hurt (Caltech)

A composite ZTF image of the Andromeda galaxy made by combining three bands of visible light. The image covers 2.9 square degrees, which is one-sixteenth of ZTF's full field of view.

Andromeda, also known as Messier 31, is the nearest major galaxy to our Milky Way galaxy, lying 2.5 million light-years away.

Image Source: https://www.ztf.caltech.edu/image/andromeda

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Andromeda Messier 31 m31
Subject - Milky Way
Galaxy > Type > Spiral

Distance

Universescale2
2,500,000 light years
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 0h 42m 36.9s
DEC = 41° 20’ 40.9”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
1.9 x 2.0 degrees
Constellation
Andromeda
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ID
ztf20190207a
Subject Category
B.5.1.1.  
Subject Name
Andromeda, Messier 31, m31
Credits
ZTF/D. Goldstein and R. Hurt (Caltech)
Release Date
2019-02-07
Lightyears
2,500,000
Redshift
2,500,000
Reference Url
https://www.ztf.caltech.edu/image/andromeda
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
1.731000000000E+04
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
2000
Reference Value
1.065367579866E+01, 4.134469950933E+01
Reference Dimension
6796, 7059
Reference Pixel
3398.5, 3530
Scale
-2.77777777777800e-04, 2.77777777777800e-04
Rotation
-0
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
URL
/image/ztf/ztf20190207a
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
City
State/Province
Postal Code
Country
Rights
Publisher
ztf
Publisher ID
ztf
Resource ID
Metadata Date
2019-02-09T00:06:32Z
Metadata Version
1.2
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Universescalefull
2,500,000 light years