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chandra_805b June 20th, 2023

Credit: X-ray:

This composite image of X-rays from Chandra (colored light blue) and optical data from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (yellow, red, white, and blue) shows a beautiful new look at the compact group of galaxies known as Stephan’s Quintet. One galaxy is thought to be passing through the others at almost two million miles per hour. This generates a shock wave that heats the gas and creates the ridge of X-ray emission detected by Chandra.

Provider: Chandra X-ray Observatory

Image Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2023/sonify7/

Curator: Chandra X-ray Observatory, Cambridge, MA, USA

Image Use Policy: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/image_use.html

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 7319 HCG 92 NGC 7317 NGC 7318b NGC 7318a Stephan's Quintet NGC 7320
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Grouping > Multiple
Galaxy > Type > Interacting

Distance

Universescale3
290,000,000 light years
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Position Details

Position (FK5)
RA = 22h 35m 27.0s
DEC = 33° 57’ 36.0”
Orientation
North is 0.2° CCW
Field of View
6.3 x 4.6 arcminutes
Constellation
Pegasus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Cyan Chandra (ACIS) X-ray 826.7 pm
Pseudocolor Spitzer Infrared -
Pseudocolor Webb Infrared -
Spectrum_xray1
Cyan
Chandra_805b_1280
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ID
805b
Subject Category
C.5.5.2   C.5.1.7  
Subject Name
NGC 7319, HCG 92, NGC 7317, NGC 7318b, NGC 7318a, Stephan's Quintet, NGC 7320
Credits
X-ray:
Release Date
2023-06-20
Lightyears
290,000,000
Redshift
290,000,000
Reference Url
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2023/sonify7/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Chandra, Spitzer, JWST
Instrument
ACIS, -, -
Color Assignment
Cyan, Pseudocolor, Pseudocolor
Band
X-ray, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
0.8267
Start Time
2000-07-09-0000, -, -
Integration Time
111600, -, -
Dataset ID
789, 7924, -, -
Notes
Coordinate Frame
FK5
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
338.8625, 33.9600
Reference Dimension
2400.0, 1756.0
Reference Pixel
1083.61770217, 999.82696417
Scale
-4.347562e-05, 4.347562e-05
Rotation
0.22536871111
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Position
FITS Header
Notes
World Coordinate System resolved using PinpointWCS 0.9.0 revision 213+ by the Chandra X-ray Center
Creator (Curator)
Chandra X-ray Observatory
URL
http://chandra.harvard.edu
Name
Chandra X-ray Observatory Center
Email
cxcpub@cfa.harvard.edu
Telephone
617.496.7941
Address
60 Garden St.
City
Cambridge
State/Province
MA
Postal Code
02138
Country
USA
Rights
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/image_use.html
Publisher
Chandra X-ray Center
Publisher ID
chandra
Resource ID
805b
Resource URL
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2023/sonify7/sonify7.tif
Related Resources
https://chandra.si.edu/photo/2023/gcenter/gcenter_description_audio.mp3
Metadata Date
2024-01-31T21:09:36-05:00
Metadata Version
1.2
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290,000,000 light years

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