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Image of the day 01/14/2016

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    Abell 3627 (ESO 137-001) X-ray RGB composit, 





    
        

            sky-watcher (johny)

    Abell 3627 (ESO 137-001) X-ray RGB composit

    Technical card

    Resolution: 2462x2462

    Astrometry.net job: 908872

    Description

    ESO 137-001 is a barred spiral galaxy located in the cluster known as Abell 3627 (Norma Cluster). As the galaxy moves to the center of the cluster, it is stripped by hot gas thus creating a 260,000 light-year long tail. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

    Credit:
    X-ray: NASA/CXC/UAH/M.Sun et al
    Optical: NASA, ESA, & the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

    Hubble Optical - WFC3/UVIS F275W U (Blue)
    Hubble Optical - ACS/WFC F475W G (Green)
    Hubble Optical - ACS/WFC F814W I (Red)
    Chandra X-ray

    Observation Date 6/14/2004
    Observation Time 4 hours.
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    As a pastime for the bad weather period I have downloaded and processed some fits. (http://chandra.harvard.edu/)

    I mixed the X-ray image to the Blue channel

    Original : Only RGB (no tail)
    Final : RGB + X-ray

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