Sample galaxy 33160

Esahubble_opo1227d_1024

esahubble_opo1227d June 27th, 2012

Credit: NASA, ESA/Hubble, and K. Schawinski (Yale University, USA)

This galaxy has so much dust surrounding it that the brilliant light from its quasar cannot be seen in these Hubble Space Telescope images. Quasars are the brilliant beacons of light that are powered by black holes feasting on captured material, and in the process, heating some of the matter to millions of degrees. This galaxy is part of a census of 30 quasar host galaxies conducted with two of NASA's premier observatories, the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope. It was found in the Cosmic Assembly Near-infrared Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey (CANDELS). The study shows that 26 of the host galaxies bear no tell-tale signs of collisions with neighbors, such as distorted shapes.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://esahubble.org/images/opo1227d/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Baltimore, MD, United States

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Quasar
Subject - Distant Universe
Galaxy > Activity > AGN > Quasar
Esahubble_opo1227d_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 3h 32m 4.9s
DEC = -27° 46’ 47.9”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
0.1 x 0.1 arcminutes
Constellation
Fornax

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (J) 1.3 µm
Orange Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (H) 1.6 µm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Orange
Esahubble_opo1227d_1280
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ID
opo1227d
Subject Category
D.5.3.2.1  
Subject Name
Quasar
Credits
NASA, ESA/Hubble, and K. Schawinski (Yale University, USA)
Release Date
2012-06-27T13:50:57
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://esahubble.org/images/opo1227d/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3
Color Assignment
Blue, Orange
Band
Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
J, H
Central Wavelength
1250, 1600
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
53.0203821607, -27.779963587
Reference Dimension
600.0, 600.0
Reference Pixel
300.0, 300.0
Scale
-2.8868481327e-06, 2.8868481327e-06
Rotation
-0
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
https://esahubble.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
ESA Office, Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Dr
City
Baltimore
State/Province
MD
Postal Code
21218
Country
United States
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo1227d
Metadata Date
2012-05-23T14:57:37-04:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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