Centaurus A – Field 2 (Halo)

High-resolution, very deep colour image of a field in the South of the Centaurus A galaxy halo. This image was taken in July 1999 through U- and V-band optical filters with the VLT FORS1 multi-mode instrument at the 8.2-m VLT ANTU telescope on Paranal. Note the great variety of object types and colours, including many background galaxies which are seen through these less dense regions of Centaurus A. The total exposure time was 30 min in each filter and the seeing was excellent, 0.5 arcsec. The original pixel size is 0.196 arcsec and the fields measure 6.7 x 6.7 square arcmin (2048 x 2048 square pix). North is up and East is left.

Credit:

ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso0315d
Type:Observation
Release date:10 June 2003
Related releases:eso0315
Size:800 x 800 px

About the Object

Name:Centaurus A
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Halo
• X - Galaxies
Distance:13 million light years

Image Formats

Wielki JPEG
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Screensize JPEG
520.1 KB

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1024x768
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1280x1024
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1600x1200
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1920x1200
1.1 MB
2048x1536
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

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