NGC 4993 seen with Hubble

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esahubble_heic1717c October 16th, 2017

Credit: NASA and ESA

The lenticular galaxy NGC 4993 is located about 130 million light-years from Earth. On 17 August 2017 the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the Virgo Interferometer both detected gravitational waves from the collision of two neutron stars within this galaxy. The event also resulted in a flare of light, called a kilonova, which is visible to the upper left of the galactic centre in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1717c/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 4993
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Type > Elliptical
Esahubble_heic1717c_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 13h 9m 47.7s
DEC = -23° 23’ 2.5”
Orientation
North is 22.2° CCW
Field of View
1.6 x 1.7 arcminutes
Constellation
Hydra

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (H) 1.6 µm
Green Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (J) 1.1 µm
Blue Hubble (ACS) Optical (V) 606.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Green
Blue
Esahubble_heic1717c_1280
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ID
heic1717c
Subject Category
C.5.1.4  
Subject Name
NGC 4993
Credits
NASA and ESA
Release Date
2017-10-16T16:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1717c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3, ACS
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Optical
Bandpass
H, J, V
Central Wavelength
1600, 1100, 606
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
197.448722955, -23.384024137
Reference Dimension
1365.0, 1458.0
Reference Pixel
682.5, 729.0
Scale
-1.9419532785e-05, 1.9419532785e-05
Rotation
22.200000000000028
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic1717c
Metadata Date
2017-10-10T13:32:54+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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