The spiral galaxy NGC 5364 was the first object to be observed with the VIMOS instrument. This false-colour near-infrared raw First Light image reveal extensive structure in the spiral arms of the galaxy.
The image consists of a 60 sec exposure of NGC 5364 on February 26, 2002; image quality 0.6 arcsec FWHM; full moon; field of view 3.5 x 3.5 arcmin2 ; North is up and East is left.
About the Image
|Release date:||13 March 2002|
|Size:||800 x 737 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral|
• X - Galaxies
|Distance:||55 million light years|
|Position (RA):||13h 56m 12.06s|
|Position (Dec):||5° 0' 52.29"|
|Field of view:||6.02 x 5.55 arcminutes|
|Orientation:||North is 0.0° right of vertical|
Colours & filters
|Very Large Telescope|