Hubble image of the Meathook Galaxy

This close-up Hubble view of the Meathook Galaxy (NGC 2442) focuses on the more compact of its two asymmetric spiral arms as well as the central regions. The spiral arm was the location of a supernova that exploded in 1999. These observations were made in 2006 in order to study the aftermath of this supernova. Ground-based data from MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope were used to fill out parts of the edges of this image.

Credit:

NASA/ESA and ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1115b
Type:Observation
Release date:4 May 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1115
Size:2856 x 3951 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 2442, SN 1999ga
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
• Local Universe : Galaxy
Distance:55 million light years
Constellation:Volans

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Coordinates

Position (RA):7 36 21.10
Position (Dec):-69° 32' 41.53"
Field of view:2.38 x 3.30 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 175.2° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
B
450 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
Pseudogreen (B+I)
Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
H-alpha
658 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS

 

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