Spiral Galaxy NGC 6118 and SN 2004dk

Composite colour-coded image of the "grand design" spiral galaxy NGC 6118, at a distance of 80 million light-years. It is based on images obtained with the multi-mode VIMOS instrument on the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT) in three different wavebands. The image covers 6.7 x 5.8 square arcminutes on the sky. North is up and East is to the left. The arrow indicates the position of supernova SN 2004dk.

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About the Image

Id:eso0436b
Type:Observation
Release date:1 December 2004
Related releases:eso0436
Size:800 x 689 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 6118, SN 2004dk
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
Distance:75000 light years
Constellation:Serpens Caput

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Coordinates

Position (RA):16 21 48.62
Position (Dec):-2° 17' 0.30"
Field of view:6.84 x 5.89 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
445 nm Very Large Telescope
VIMOS
Optical
V
551 nm Very Large Telescope
VIMOS
Optical
R
658 nm Very Large Telescope
VIMOS

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