Highlights of the HAWK-I infrared image of Messier 83

Some highlights from the infrared view of the classic spiral galaxy Messier 83 taken with the HAWK-I camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. As well as showing the structure of the galaxy without the obscuring effect of dust, huge numbers of stars within the galaxy are revealed.

Credit:

ESO/M. Gieles.
Acknowledgement: Mischa Schirmer

About the Image

Id:eso1020b
Type:Observation
Release date:19 May 2010, 12:00
Related releases:eso1020
Size:1880 x 1878 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 83
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
Distance:15 million light years

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BandTelescope
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