Cropped View of Galaxies in Lopsided Tug of War

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noirlab_noirlab2321a August 10th, 2023

Credit: CTIO/NOIRLab/DOE/NSF/AURA Image processing: R. Colombari, M. Rodriguez, M. Zamani & D. de Martin (NSF’s NOIRLab)  

The spiral galaxy NGC 1532, also known as Haley’s Coronet, is caught in a lopsided tug of war with its smaller neighbor, the dwarf galaxy NGC 1531. The image — taken by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Dark Energy Camera mounted on the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab — captures the mutual gravitational influences of a massive- and dwarf-galaxy merger.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noirlab2321a/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 1532
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Position Details Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 4h 12m 2.5s
DEC = -32° 53’ 16.7”
Orientation
North is 67.1° CCW
Field of View
17.6 x 11.8 arcminutes
Constellation
Eridanus

Color Mapping Details Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue Blanco-4m (DECam) Optical (g) 473.0 nm
Green Blanco-4m (DECam) Optical (r) 642.0 nm
Red Blanco-4m (DECam) Optical (i) 784.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Green
Red
Noirlab_noirlab2321a_1280
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ID
noirlab2321a
Subject Category
Subject Name
NGC 1532
Credits
CTIO/NOIRLab/DOE/NSF/AURA Image processing: R. Colombari, M. Rodriguez, M. Zamani & D. de Martin (NSF’s NOIRLab)  
Release Date
2023-08-10T13:23:49
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noirlab2321a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope, Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope, Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
Instrument
DECam, DECam, DECam
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
g, r, i
Central Wavelength
473, 642, 784
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
63.010388987, -32.8879794416
Reference Dimension
3989.0, 2671.0
Reference Pixel
1995.0, 1335.0
Scale
-7.3644601803144e-05, 7.37321597304355e-05
Rotation
67.08831999516
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
noirlab2321a
Metadata Date
2023-05-17T04:09:51+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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