Cosmic Fireworks (wide angle)

The spiral galaxy NGC 925 reveals cosmic pyrotechnics in its spiral arms where bursts of star formation are taking place in the red, glowing clouds scattered throughout it.

Credit:

KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

Acknowledgements:
PI: M T. Patterson (New Mexico State University)
Image processing: Travis Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage), Mahdi Zamani & Davide de Martin

 

About the Image

Id:noirlab2016b
Type:Observation
Release date:July 2, 2020, 1 p.m.
Related releases:noirlab2016
Size:6472 x 3502 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 925
Constellation:Triangulum
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):2 27 19.33
Position (Dec):33° 34' 49.85"
Field of view:28.21 x 15.27 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 134.6° left of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
U
355 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
B
438 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
R
651 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
H-alpha
657 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1