Atomic Gas in the Shell Galaxy NGC 2865
VLA atomic hydrogen observations of the shell galaxy NGC 2865. The gas is shown as yellow contours on an optical image from the Digital Sky Survey. The main body of the NGC 2865 is typical of early type galaxies, but at fainter light levels the galaxy exhibits a peculiar morphology, with many shells, ripples and loops. The VLA spectral line observations shows gas within the main body of the elliptical, but also distributed in an extended ring around it.
Radio data are VLA B and C-array observations at 20" resolution. HI contours start at a level of 3x10<sup>19</sup> atoms cm<sup>-2</sup>, with successive contours a factor of two higher.
Legacy Astronomical Images
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Legacy Astronomical Image
Composite image by J. Hibbard
D. Schiminovich, J. van Gorkom, J. H., J. van der Hulst, D. Malin
Very Large Array (VLA)
Type of Observation
Center of Image
RA 9:23:36.600, Dec: -23:10:20.000 (J2000)
Field of View
0.166667 x 0.200000 degrees
Legacy Astronomical Images, “Atomic Gas in the Shell Galaxy NGC 2865,” NRAO Archives, accessed June 17, 2021, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/33541.