The sky around the galaxy NGC 4993

Eso_eso1733i_1024

eso_eso1733i October 16th, 2017

Credit: ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2

This wide-field image generated from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 shows the sky around the galaxy NGC 4993. This galaxy was the host to a merger between two neutron stars, which led to a gravitational wave detection, a short gamma-ray burst and an optical identification of a kilonova event.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1733i/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, 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
Eso_eso1733i_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 13h 9m 47.3s
DEC = -23° 22’ 51.2”
Orientation
North is 0.5° CW
Field of View
2.7 x 1.8 degrees
Constellation
Hydra

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue DSS2 (None) Optical (I) 630.0 nm
Green None (None) Optical 630.0 nm
Green None (None) Optical 797.5 nm
Blue DSS2 (None) Optical (R) 630.0 nm
Green DSS2 (None) Optical (R) 630.0 nm
Green DSS2 (None) Optical (I) 797.5 nm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Green
Green
Blue
Green
Green
Eso_eso1733i_1280
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ID
eso1733i
Subject Category
C.5.1.4  
Subject Name
NGC 4993
Credits
ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2
Release Date
2017-10-16T16:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1733i/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Digitized Sky Survey 2, None, None, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
None, None, None, None, None, None
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Green, Blue, Green, Green
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
I, -, -, R, R, I
Central Wavelength
630, 630, 797.5, 630, 630, 797.5
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
197.447254072, -23.3808836092
Reference Dimension
9696.0, 6221.0
Reference Pixel
4848.0, 3110.0
Scale
-0.00028356133051, 0.00028356133051
Rotation
-0.46000000000000008
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.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
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1733i
Metadata Date
2017-10-04T17:16:01+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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