Stephan's Quintet (MIRI Compass Image)

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stsci_2022-034g July 12th, 2022

Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Webb ERO Production Team

Image of Stephan's Quintet, HCG 92, captured by Webb’s Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI), with compass arrows, scale bar, and color key for reference.

The north and east compass arrows show the orientation of the image on the sky. Note that the relationship between north and east on the sky (as seen from below) is flipped relative to direction arrows on a map of the ground (as seen from above).

The scale bar is labeled in light-years, which is the distance that light travels in one Earth-year. (It takes 100,000 years for light to travel a distance equal to the length of the bar.) One light-year is equal to about 5.88 trillion miles or 9.46 trillion kilometers. The field of view shown in this image is approximately 370,000 light-years across.

This image shows invisible mid-infrared wavelengths of light that have been translated into visible-light colors. The color key shows which MIRI filters were used when collecting the light. The color of each filter name is the visible light color used to represent the infrared light that passes through that filter.

Provider: Space Telescope Science Institute

Image Source: https://webbtelescope.org/contents/news-releases/2022/news-2022-034

Curator: STScI, Baltimore, MD, USA

Image Use Policy: http://hubblesite.org/copyright/

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Stephan's Quintet HCG 92
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Grouping > Cluster
Galaxy > Activity > AGN > Seyfert

Distance

Universescale3
290,000,000 light years

Position Details

Position (FK5)
RA = 22h 35m 57.4s
DEC = 33° 58’ 7.1”
Constellation
Pegasus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue Webb (MIRI) Infrared 7.7 µm
Green Webb (MIRI) Infrared 10.0 µm
Red Webb (MIRI) Infrared 15.0 µm
Spectrum_ir1
Blue
Green
Red
Stsci_2022-034g_1280
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ID
2022-034g
Subject Category
C.5.5.3   C.5.3.2.2  
Subject Name
Stephan's Quintet, HCG 92
Credits
NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Webb ERO Production Team
Release Date
2022-07-12
Lightyears
290,000,000
Redshift
290,000,000
Reference Url
https://webbtelescope.org/contents/news-releases/2022/news-2022-034
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Webb, Webb, Webb
Instrument
MIRI, MIRI, MIRI
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
7700, 10000, 15000
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
FK5
Equinox
Reference Value
338.9892803619999881, 33.9686328076999970
Reference Dimension
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
Position
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
STScI
URL
http://hubblesite.org
Name
Space Telescope Science Institute Office of Public Outreach
Email
outreach@stsci.edu
Telephone
410-338-4444
Address
3700 San Martin Drive
City
Baltimore
State/Province
MD
Postal Code
21218
Country
USA
Rights
http://hubblesite.org/copyright/
Publisher
STScI
Publisher ID
stsci
Resource ID
STSCI-J-p22034g-f-2444x2525.tif
Metadata Date
2022-07-07
Metadata Version
1.2
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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Universescalefull
290,000,000 light years