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.

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ESO/NASA/ESA

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Auðkenni:eso0902b
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:19. janúar 2009
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso0902
Stærð:812 x 812 px

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:NGC 253
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
Fjarlægð:11 milljón ljósár
Constellation:Sculptor
Flokkur:Nebulae

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Position (RA):0 47 33.22
Position (Dec):-25° 17' 18.67"
Field of view:0.38 x 0.38 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 1.2° vinstri frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Innrautt
Near-IR
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Innrautt
J
1.22 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO
Innrautt
L
3.45 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO

 

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