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More Images of NGC 1569
1
NGC 1569 High energy X-ray Image
Red: 0.3 - 0.7 keV
Green: 0.7 - 1.1 keV
Blue: 1.1-6 keV
(Credit: NASA/CXC/UCSB/C.Martin et al.)

2
NGC 1569 Composite Optical/X-ray image
This image illustrates the relationship between starlight, warm, and hot gas in the dwarf galaxy NGC 1569, which is undergoing a burst of star formation. The green color shows X-rays from multimillion degree Celsius gas heated by shock waves. Red shows optical, or visible, light from warm gas (tens of thousands of degrees Celsius), heated by ultraviolet light from massive stars. Large loops of the warm gas can be seen extending above and below the disk of the galaxy. The bright orange disk is glowing primarily due to visible light from stars with temperatures of thousands of degrees, but warm and hot gas are also present.
(Credit: NASA/UCSB/C.Martin et al. & NOAO/KPNO/C.Martin)

3
NGC 1569 Halpha Image
Observation Dates: January 2000
Telescope: KPNO 2.1 m
Instrument: CCD Imager
Wavelength range: Hydrogen-alpha line
(Credit: NOAO/KPNO/C.Martin)

4
NGC 1569 Optical Image
Observation Dates: January 2000
Telescope: KPNO 2.1 m
Instrument: CCD Imager
Wavelength range: ~ 6540 A.
(Credit: NOAO/KNPO/C.Martin)

5
NGC 1569 Illustration
This illustration depicts the orientation of NGC 1569 and the line of sight from which Chandra observed it. Most of the X-ray halo emanates from the central disk of the galaxy, which is inclined at an angle of 60 degrees to Earth. This means that the northern lobe of X-ray emission from NGC 1569 is largely blocked from Chandra's view, while the southern lobe appears to be more prominent.
(Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)

6
NGC 1569 Composite Optical/X-ray Image With Contours From 21 cm
Observation Dates: 1993 April 16
Telescope: VLA
Wavelength range: 21 cm (1421 MHz) 1 MHz bandwidth
(Credit: NOAO/KPNO/C.Martin; Credit for Contours: Univ of Wisconsin/E.Wilcots, et. al.)

7
NGC 1569 3 Color X-ray Image With Contours From 21 cm
Observation Dates: 1993 April 16
Telescope: VLA
Wavelength range: 21 cm (1421 MHz) 1 MHz bandwidth
(Credit: NOAO/KPNO/C.Martin; Credit for Contours: Univ of Wisconsin/E.Wilcots, et. al.)

8
Chandra X-ray Image with Scale Bar
Scale bar = 1 arcmin
(Credit: NASA/CXC/UCSB/C.Martin et al.)


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