New View of the Whirlpool
This is the most detailed radio image of the Whirlpool Galaxy ever captured. The Very Large Array observed this pair of interacting galaxies as a demonstration of its new upgrade to the world’s most powerful radio astronomy camera. In white is the image of the Whirlpool as taken by optical telescopes. In red are the gas clouds imaged by their radio waves by the VLA. This is a very rich environment for star formation.
Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF; HST composite by B. Saxton
|Telescope||HST; HST; HST; HST; VLA; VLA; VLA; VLA|
|Band||B; R; R; V; C; C; C; C|
|Date||2005-04-21T19:47:53; 2005-04-20T00:35:01; 2005-04-20T00:32:40; 2005-04-20T17:29:28; 2010-09-06T17:56:24.600000; 2010-09-06T17:56:24.600000; 2012-01-09T08:54:20.000000; 2010-09-06T17:56:24.600000|
|Center||RA: 13:30:07.41, Dec: 47:16:11.21|
|Field of View||6.3 x 8.8 arcminutes|
Categories:Galaxies Spiral Galaxies
Part of Collections:Image of the Week
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