Hubble image of NGC 7252

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eso_potw1806a February 5th, 2018

Credit: NASA & ESA, Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt (Geckzilla)

The stunning Atoms for Peace galaxy was given its nickname due to its superficial resemblance to an atomic nucleus, surrounded by the loops of orbiting electrons. “Atoms for Peace” was the title of a speech given by President Eisenhower in 1953, in an attempt to rebrand nuclear power as a tool for working toward global peace. Somewhat ironically this galaxy has had anything but a peaceful past — it was formed in a catastrophic merger between two smaller galaxies nearly 1 Gyr ago.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/potw1806a/

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 7252
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Type > Interacting
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 22h 20m 44.7s
DEC = -24° 40’ 42.3”
Orientation
North is 0.1° CCW
Field of View
1.6 x 1.1 arcminutes
Constellation
Aquarius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (J) 1.1 µm
Green Hubble (WFC3) Optical (g) 475.0 nm
Blue Hubble (WFC3) Optical (u) 336.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Green
Blue
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ID
potw1806a
Subject Category
C.5.1.7  
Subject Name
NGC 7252
Credits
NASA & ESA, Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt (Geckzilla)
Release Date
2018-02-05T06:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/potw1806a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3, WFC3
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Infrared, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
J, g, u
Central Wavelength
1100, 475, 336
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
335.186207073, -24.6784261606
Reference Dimension
2461.0, 1614.0
Reference Pixel
1230.5, 807.0
Scale
-1.10126810617e-05, 1.10126810617e-05
Rotation
0.11999999999999911
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
potw1806a
Metadata Date
2023-10-11T09:19:59.225045
Metadata Version
1.1
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