The centre of NGC 253

Close-up of the central regions of the starburst galaxy NGC 253. This image is based on data obtained with the NACO instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) and the ACS on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Thanks to the VLT's sharp eye, astronomers have identified 37 bright regions, a threefold increase on previous results. These regions are probably very active nurseries that contain as many as one hundred thousand young, massive stars bursting from their dusty cocoons. The field of view is 15 arcseconds.

Të drejtat:

ESO/NASA/ESA

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso0902b
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:19 Janar 2009
Publikime të ngjashme:eso0902
Përmasat:812 x 812 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:NGC 253
Tipi:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
Distanca:11 milion vite dritë
Constellation:Sculptor
Kategori:Nebulae

Formate Fotografish

JPEG i madh
182,8 KB

Wallpaper

1024x768
197,1 KB
1280x1024
300,1 KB
1600x1200
403,2 KB
1920x1200
446,2 KB
2048x1536
582,2 KB

Koordinatat

Position (RA):0 47 33.22
Position (Dec):-25° 17' 18.67"
Field of view:0.38 x 0.38 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 1.2° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Infra të kuqe
Near-IR
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infra të kuqe
J
1.22 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO
Infra të kuqe
L
3.45 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO

 

Shih dhe