Hubble and Chandra composite of ESO 137-001

This image combines NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observations with data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory. As well as the electric blue ram pressure stripping streaks seen emanating from ESO 137-001, a giant gas stream can be seen extending towards the bottom of the frame, only visible in the X-ray part of the spectrum.

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About the Image

Id:heic1404b
Type:Observation
Release date:4 March 2014, 16:00
Related releases:heic1404
Size:4910 x 4887 px

About the Object

Name:ESO 137-001
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Distance:220 million light years
Constellation:Triangulum Australe
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):16 13 21.04
Position (Dec):-60° 45' 23.20"
Field of view:3.28 x 3.26 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 80.5° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
X-ray0.3 nm Chandra
ACIS
Ultraviolet
U
275 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
g
475 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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