VIMOS Integrated Field-Spectrum of Antennae Galaxies (Detail)

An enlargement of a small area in ESO Press Photo eso0209b. This observation allows mapping of the distribution of elements like hydrogen (H) and sulphur (S II), for which the signatures are clearly identified in these spectra. The wavelength increases towards the top (arrow).

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About the Image

Id:eso0209n
Type:Observation
Release date:13 March 2002
Related releases:eso0209
Size:1063 x 645 px

About the Object

Name:Antennae Galaxies, Spectrum
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
• X - Galaxies
Distance:75 million light years

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