NGC 5364

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.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0209e
Type:Observation
Release date:13 March 2002
Related releases:eso0209
Size:800 x 737 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 5364
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
Distance:55 million light years
Constellation:Virgo

Image Formats

Fullsize Original
624.0 KB
Large JPEG
174.6 KB
Screensize JPEG
189.3 KB

Wallpapers

1024x768
242.3 KB
1280x1024
373.4 KB
1600x1200
484.2 KB
1920x1200
539.2 KB
2048x1536
695.8 KB

Coordinates

Position (RA):13 56 12.06
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

BandTelescope
Infrared
Near-IR
Very Large Telescope
VIMOS

 

Also see our