The merging galaxy pair NGC 4568 and NGC 4567

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noirlab_noirlab2219a August 9th, 2022

Credit: International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURAImage processing: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage/NSF's NOIRLab), J. Miller (Gemini Observatory/NSF's NOIRLab), M. Zamani (NSF’s NOIRLab) & D. de Martin (NSF’s NOIRLab)

This image from the Gemini North telescope in Hawai‘i reveals a pair of interacting spiral galaxies — NGC 4568 (bottom) and NGC 4567 (top) — as they begin to clash and merge. The galaxies will eventually form a single elliptical galaxy in around 500 million years.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noirlab2219a/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 4567 NGC 4568 SN 2020fqv
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 12h 36m 33.3s
DEC = 11° 14’ 30.1”
Orientation
North is 89.0° CCW
Field of View
5.8 x 5.2 arcminutes
Constellation
Virgo

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue Gemini-N (GMOS-N) Optical (g) 475.0 nm
Green Gemini-N (GMOS-N) Optical (r) 630.0 nm
Orange Gemini-N (GMOS-N) Optical (i) 780.0 nm
Red Gemini-N (GMOS-N) Optical (H-alpha) 656.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Green
Orange
Red
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ID
noirlab2219a
Subject Category
Subject Name
NGC 4567, NGC 4568, SN 2020fqv
Credits
International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURAImage processing: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage/NSF's NOIRLab), J. Miller (Gemini Observatory/NSF's NOIRLab), M. Zamani (NSF’s NOIRLab) & D. de Martin (NSF’s NOIRLab)
Release Date
2022-08-09T11:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noirlab2219a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Gemini North, Gemini North, Gemini North, Gemini North
Instrument
GMOS-N, GMOS-N, GMOS-N, GMOS-N
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Orange, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
g, r, i, H-alpha
Central Wavelength
475, 630, 780, 656
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
189.138573776, 11.2416898536
Reference Dimension
2134.0, 1944.0
Reference Pixel
1067.0, 972.0
Scale
-4.49592595923e-05, 4.49592595923e-05
Rotation
89.04000000000002
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noirlab2219a
Metadata Date
2022-07-25T16:05:50+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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