Spiral Galaxy NGC 1097

It is an almost-true colour composite based on images made with the multi-mode VIMOS instrument on the 8.2-m Melipal (Unit Telescope 3) of ESO's Very Large Telescope. Exposures were taken in three different wavebands which were associated to a given colour : R-band (centred around 652 nm; red), V (540 nm; green) and B (456 nm; blue). The images were taken on the night of December 9 to 10, 2004 in the presence of the President of the Republic of Chile, M. Ricardo Lagos. The observing conditions were very good (seeing well below 1 arcsec). The total exposure was 2.25 min in R, 3 min in V and 6 min in B. The scale is 0.205 arcsec/pix and the image covers a 7.7 x 6.6 arcmin2 region on the sky. All exposures were taken and pre-processed by ESO Paranal Science Operation astronomers. Additional image processing by Henri Boffin (ESO).

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About the Image

Id:eso0438d
Type:Observation
Release date:22 December 2004
Related releases:eso0438
Size:2296 x 2592 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1097
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
Distance:60 million light years
Constellation:Fornax

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Coordinates

Position (RA):2 46 19.04
Position (Dec):-30° 16' 29.62"
Field of view:6.85 x 7.74 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
456 nm Very Large Telescope
VIMOS
Optical
V
540 nm Very Large Telescope
VIMOS
Optical
R
652 nm Very Large Telescope
VIMOS

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