The Hooked Galaxy and its Companion - annotated image

Annotated version of ESO Press Photo eso0622. The two interacting galaxies and the location of SN 2005cf are indicated. When the supernova exploded, more than a year ago, it was almost as bright as its host galaxy. One year later, it is much dimmer and can only be studied with the largest telescopes, such as ESO's Very Large Telescope.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0622b
Type:Observation
Release date:28 June 2006
Related releases:eso0622
Size:800 x 1183 px

About the Object

Name:SN 2005cf
Type:• X - Galaxies
Distance:90 million light years
Constellation:Libra

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Coordinates

Position (RA):15 21 32.59
Position (Dec):-7° 22' 38.55"
Field of view:4.50 x 6.63 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
440 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
V
557 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
R
655 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrared
I
768 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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