NGC 1003

A stunning long-exposure observation lasting 70 minutes from the Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab, reveals the spiral galaxy NGC 1003 in glorious detail. NGC 1003 resides in front of a galaxy cluster — a vast collection of galaxies bound together by gravity. The long exposure time of this deep observation allowed these usually overlooked red background cluster galaxies to be captured.

Credit:

KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Acknowledgments:
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:noirlab2101a
Type:Observation
Release date:Jan. 5, 2021, 8 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2101
Size:2874 x 1916 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1003
Constellation:Perseus
Category:Galaxies

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1.9 MB
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Coordinates

Position (RA):2 39 17.02
Position (Dec):40° 52' 12.75"
Field of view:12.54 x 8.36 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical


Colors & filters

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