2MASS and SDSS Images
Go to SkyServer's
Click on Galaxies, and find NGC 4753. Look at its image. Then click the
link to the
Data. Type NGC 4753 for the object name and click Submit. Scroll down until you see an image of the galaxy. You should
now have two images of NGC 4753, in two separate windows.
Question 4. How do the two
images appear different? What do they have in common?
Question 5. Based on
these two images, what do you think are the advantages of looking at an
object in the infrared instead of the visible spectrum?
Let's look at a couple of more objects and see how they are different
in the infrared.
All the objects below are in the SkyServer's
Browse through the six categories of Famous Places and find their images. Look up their
images in the
2MASS data. Compare and contrast the images for
three or four of the objects.
|NGC 799 & NGC 800 (same
frame in SDSS)