The Phantom Galaxy Across the Spectrum

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esahubble_potw2235b August 29th, 2022

Credit: ESA/Webb, NASA & CSA, J. Lee and the PHANGS-JWST Team; ESA/Hubble & NASA, R. ChandarAcknowledgement: J. Schmidt

M74 shines at its brightest in this combined optical/mid-infrared image, featuring data from both the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope. With Hubble’s venerable Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) and Webb’s powerful Mid-InfraRed Instrument (MIRI) capturing a range of wavelengths, this new image has remarkable depth. The red colours mark dust threaded through the arms of the galaxy, lighter oranges being areas of hotter dust. The young stars throughout the arms and the nuclear core are picked out in blue. Heavier, older stars towards the galaxy’s centre are shown in cyan and green, projecting a spooky glow from the core of the Phantom Galaxy. Bubbles of star formation are also visible in pink across the arms. Such a variety of galactic features is rare to see in a single image. Scientists combine data from telescopes operating across the electromagnetic spectrum to truly understand astronomical objects. In this way, data from Hubble and Webb compliment each other to provide a comprehensive view of the spectacular M74 galaxy. Links Pan of the Phantom Galaxy Hubble and Webb Showcase M74 Pan of Combined optical/mid-infrared image of M74 (Hubble and Webb) Image A Image C

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://esahubble.org/images/potw2235b/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
M74
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 1h 36m 41.9s
DEC = 15° 46’ 49.6”
Orientation
North is 110.1° CCW
Field of View
3.4 x 2.1 arcminutes
Constellation
Pisces

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue Hubble (ACS) Optical (B) 435.0 nm
Cyan Hubble (ACS) Optical (V) 555.0 nm
Green Webb (MIRI) Infrared (None) 7.7 µm
Yellow Webb (MIRI) Infrared (None) 10.0 µm
Orange Hubble (ACS) Optical (I) 814.0 nm
Red Webb (MIRI) Infrared (None) 11.0 µm
Magenta Hubble (ACS) Optical (NII) 658.0 nm
Magenta Webb (MIRI) Infrared (None) 21.0 µm
Spectrum_ir1
Blue
Cyan
Green
Yellow
Orange
Red
Magenta
Magenta
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ID
potw2235b
Subject Category
Subject Name
M74
Credits
ESA/Webb, NASA & CSA, J. Lee and the PHANGS-JWST Team; ESA/Hubble & NASA, R. ChandarAcknowledgement: J. Schmidt
Release Date
2022-08-29T06:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://esahubble.org/images/potw2235b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, James Webb Space Telescope, James Webb Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, James Webb Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, James Webb Space Telescope
Instrument
ACS, ACS, MIRI, MIRI, ACS, MIRI, ACS, MIRI
Color Assignment
Blue, Cyan, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, Magenta, Magenta
Band
Optical, Optical, Infrared, Infrared, Optical, Infrared, Optical, Infrared
Bandpass
B, V, None, None, I, None, NII, None
Central Wavelength
435, 555, 7700, 10000, 814, 11000, 658, 21000
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None, None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
24.174379141634397, 15.780430679732055
Reference Dimension
5047.0, 3136.0
Reference Pixel
2523.5, 1568.0
Scale
-1.1124784690685953e-05, 1.1124784690685953e-05
Rotation
110.08000000000015
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
potw2235b
Metadata Date
2022-08-24T21:41:14+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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