ESO 338-4

ESO 338-4 is a starburst galaxy located in Sagittarius, the Archer. It is currently in the process of merging, with several smaller galaxies colliding to form the final galaxy. The new AOF+MUSE data clearly resolve several bright knots where intense star formation, induced by the merging, is occurring, as well as filaments of glowing hydrogen gas.

Credit:

ESO/P. Weilbacher (AIP)

About the Image

Id:eso1724i
Type:Observation
Release date:2 August 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1724
Size:618 x 522 px

About the Object

Name:ESO 338-4
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
Constellation:Sagittarius
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):19 27 58.79
Position (Dec):-41° 34' 37.56"
Field of view:1.03 x 0.87 arcminutes
Orientation:North is -0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
OIII
500 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
V
547 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
OI
630 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
OI Continuum
634 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
NII
658 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
H-alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
I
879 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE

 

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