Edge-on Galaxy with Dust Lane

This is a colour composite (BVR) of a sky field near the border between the southern constellations Carina (The Ship's Keel) and Volans (The Flying Fish). It contains a spiral galaxy, ESO 60-24 that is seen nearly edge-on. This galaxy has a strong equatorial dust band that hides the light from the stars behind it. A bright centre is located just below the dust band and the spiral structure may be perceived in the outer regions. The velocity is 4,000 km/sec, corresponding to a distance of about 200 million light-years. These observations were made with FORS1 at ANTU on March 27, 1999. Field size: 6.8x6.8 arcmin 2 ; North is up and East is to the left.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9924f
Type:Observation
Release date:30 April 1999
Related releases:eso9924
Size:2038 x 2039 px

About the Object

Name:ESO 60-24
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
Distance:200 million light years
Constellation:Volans

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Coordinates

Position (RA):9 2 39.57
Position (Dec):-68° 13' 37.09"
Field of view:6.80 x 6.80 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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