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More Images of C153
X-ray/Optical Composite of C153 (alternative color scheme)
This composite image is a close-up view of the galaxy C153 and its diffuse X-ray trail. In this version, red represents optical emission from Hubble's Wide-Field Planetary Camera 2 in the "V-band). Green shows Chandra's X-ray data in the 0.5-2 keV range while blue are X-rays from the 2-8 keV energy range.
Scale: about 30 arcsec per side.
(Credit: NASA/UMass/D. Wang et al.)

Chandra X-ray Image of C153
X-ray emission, imaged by the Chandra X-ray Observatory, shows a gas tail extending from C153, which roughly matches the glowing gas tail observed in visible light. The temperature of the gas tail is cooler than the surrounding gas. This temperature difference is further evidence that gas is being "stripped" from the galaxy. The hotter gas is so diffuse that it cannot be seen in the image.
Scale: Image is 34 arcsec per side.
(Credit: NASA/CXC/UMass/D. Wang et al.)

HST Optical Image of C153
The visible-light image taken by the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, reveals intricate detail in the structure of stars and dust within C153. The galaxy exhibits evidence of a large-scale disturbance that has left its star-forming regions concentrated to one side of its disk and beyond. Dust features are twisted into chaotic patterns, obscuring any spiral pattern the galaxy once had.
Scale: Image is 34 arcsec per side.
(Credit: NASA/STScI/Univ. of Alabama/W. Keel)

VLA Radio Image of C153
Radio observations depict high-energy particles as they spiral through the galaxy's magnetic field, with some escaping in a perpendicular direction to the galaxy's disk. The particles probably came from an energetic black hole that was fueled by a collision between two galaxy clusters. This emission first marked C153 as unusual, leading scientists to conduct further observations.
Scale: Image is 34 arcsec per side.
Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF/F. Owen.

Oxygen Emission in C153 from KPNO Optical Data
The image, taken by the 4-meter Mayall telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory, isolated the light from glowing oxygen gas. This view shows a tail forming as gas is pulled from the galaxy and stretched into long streamers that extends for about 200,000 light-years.
Scale: Image is 34 arcsec per side.
Credit: NSF/NOAO/KPNO/M.Ledlow.

Composite Image of C153
This composite image was made by combining four images taken in X-ray, radio, and visible wavelengths as well as the visible, green light emitted by oxygen ions. Long comet-like streamers of gas can be seen flowing from the galaxy as it travels through the cluster called Abell 2125. The images span about one million light years.
Scale: 34 arcsec per side.
X-ray: NASA/CXC/UMass/D. Wang et al.
Optical: NASA/STScI/U. Alabama/W. Keel
Radio: NSF/NRAO/F. Owen
Optical (OII): NSF/NOAO/KPNO/M.Ledlow.

Chandra X-ray/Radio/Optical Image with Scale Bar
Scale bar = 17 arcsec
(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/UMass/D.Wang et al. Optical: NASA/STScI/U.Alabama/W.Keel Radio: NRAO/ F.Owen Optical (OII): Gemini Obs./M.Ledlow)

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