HI Nearby Galaxy Survey (THINGS)

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Description

This image shows an HI composite of all galaxies observed as part of The HI Nearby Galaxy Survey (THINGS). All galaxies are shown on the same physical scale and the color indicates HI surface brightness; all galaxies have been observed using the same linear resolution (VLA D, C and B array). Galaxies include small dwarf galaxies with HI masses of 10 Million solar masses up to massive spiral galaxies with HI masses of 10 Billion solar masses. For the first time, these images show the impressive complex structures in the interstellar medium of galaxies in a wide range of galaxy environments.

Creator

Legacy Astronomical Images

Rights

NRAO/AUI/NSF does not hold full copyright for this image. Contact the archivist for details.

Type

Legacy Astronomical Image

Object Name

Nearby Galaxies

Photo Credit

Fabian Walter, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy

Investigators

F. Walter, E. Brinks, E. de Blok, F. Bigiel, M. Thornley, R. Kennicutt

Telescope

Very Large Array (VLA)

Observation Date

2005-06-15

Type of Observation

spectral line

Wavelength

21 cm

Frequency

1420.4 MHz

Species

HI

Center of Image

RA 0:0:0.000, Dec: 0:0:0.000 (J2000)

Field of View

0.500000 x 0.500000 degrees

Notes

Contact the archivist for a high resolution tif of this image.

Series

Galaxies Series

Unit

Spiral Unit

Citation

Legacy Astronomical Images, “HI Nearby Galaxy Survey (THINGS),” NRAO Archives, accessed December 3, 2021, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/33569.