Life Is Too Fast, Too Furious for This Runaway Galaxy

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chandra_811c March 4th, 2014

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville/M. Sun et al.; H-

This image combines NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observations with data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory. As well as the electric blue ram pressure stripping streaks seen emanating from ESO 137-001, a giant gas stream can be seen extending towards the bottom of the frame, only visible in the X-ray part of the spectrum.

Provider: Chandra X-ray Observatory

Image Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2014/eso137/

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

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

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
ESO 137-001
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Type > Spiral
Galaxy > Type > Interacting

Distance

Universescale3
220,000,000 light years
Chandra_811c_128
 

Position Details

Position (ECL)
RA = 16h 13m 21.1s
DEC = -60° 45’ 24.2”
Orientation
North is 80.4° CW
Field of View
1.6 x 1.6 arcminutes
Constellation
Triangulum Australe

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
White Hubble (WFC3) Optical (U-band) 275.0 nm
Cyan Hubble (ACS) Optical (g-band) 475.0 nm
Orange Hubble (ACS) Optical (I-band) 814.0 nm
Spectrum_base
White
Cyan
Orange
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ID
811c
Subject Category
C.5.1.1   C.5.1.7  
Subject Name
ESO 137-001
Credits
X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville/M. Sun et al.; H-
Release Date
2014-03-04
Lightyears
220,000,000
Redshift
220,000,000
Reference Url
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2014/eso137/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble, Hubble, Hubble
Instrument
WFC3, ACS, ACS
Color Assignment
White, Cyan, Orange
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
U-band, g-band, I-band
Central Wavelength
275, 475, 814
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ECL
Equinox
2000.0
Reference Value
243.337793718, -60.7567317819
Reference Dimension
3600.0, 3600.0
Reference Pixel
-73.129345949, -820.105832447
Scale
-7.49775e-06, 7.49775e-06
Rotation
-80.4319180275
Coordinate System Projection:
CEA
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
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 Observatory Center
Publisher ID
chandra
Resource ID
811c
Metadata Date
2024-01-31T20:38:42-05:00
Metadata Version
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