The Starburst Galaxy He2-10 at 11.3μm

Image at wavelength 11.3 μm of the "nearby" (distance about 30 million light-years) blue compact galaxy He2-10, which is actively forming stars. The scale is 0.127 arcsec per pixel and the full field covers 15 x 15 arcsec with North at the top and East on the left. The total integration time for this observation is one hour. Several star forming regions are detected, as well as a diffuse emission, which was unknown until these VISIR observations. The star-forming regions on the left of the image are not visible in optical images.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0417f
Type:Observation
Release date:12 May 2004
Related releases:eso0417
Size:770 x 771 px

About the Object

Name: He2-10
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
• X - Galaxies
Distance:35

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
Mid-IR
11 μmVery Large Telescope
VISIR

 

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