Spiral Galaxy Messier 100

Composite based on five images taken with FORS1 on Kueyen (VLT) by Dominique Naef, Eric Depagne and Chris Lidman (ESO). The images were taken through different filters: U, V, R, I, and a narrow-band filter centred on the H-alpha line. The exposure time is 60 seconds in the V, R and I filters, 3 minutes in the U-band and 5 minutes in the H-alpha filter. The field of view is 6.8 x 5.1 arcmin2. North is up and East is to the left. The final processing was done by Kristina Boneva, Haennes Heyer and Henri Boffin (ESO).

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0608a
Type:Observation
Release date:23 February 2006
Related releases:eso0608
Size:7000 x 5681 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 100
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
Distance:55 million light years
Constellation:Coma Berenices

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 22 55.04
Position (Dec):15° 49' 42.72"
Field of view:6.83 x 5.54 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.6° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
360 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
V
554 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
R
600 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
H-alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrared
I
768 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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