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Mrk 573 HST+Chandra

A version featuring only Hubble data, along with a more complete description, is here:


Three pointings from the CHEERS survey in 2011 along with one other pointing from 2006 were used in summation to create the Chandra x-ray overlay. It's nice of the cosmos to be so still for us that 5 years makes little difference. The apparent shape of the x-ray formations does change quite a bit with the addition of the extra photons, though. I couldn't quite make any sense of what is supposed to be the same image pictured on this page:

(one must scroll down to Mrk 573)


Data from the following proposals were used to create this image:

Active Galaxies and Quasars

Extragalactic Diffuse Emission and Surveys

Near Ultraviolet Imaging of Seyfert Galaxies: Understanding the Starburst-AGN Connection

High-Spatial Resolution Imaging and Polarization of AGN


Violet/Magenta overlay: Chandra ACIS .3-7 keV

Red: WFPC2 / PC F675W

Green: WFPC2 / PC F569W

Blue: ACS / HRC F330W


North is up.

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Uploaded on February 20, 2018