NGC 2997

This is one of the first CCD images taken at ESO. It was obtained in the V filter, with the CCD camera at the 1.5-metre Danish Telescope at La Silla Observatory. NGC 2997 is a beautiful galaxy and a typical Sc type with two dominant arms. In spite of some ramifications, both arms can be traced for a full revolution. The present picture was made from three overlapping CCD frames and the colours show the intensity contours.

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About the Image

Id:ngc_2997
Type:Observation
Release date:16 April 2010, 17:16
Size:1749 x 2548 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 2997
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
Distance:35 million light years
Constellation:Antlia

Image Formats

Großes JPEG
1.9 MB
Screensize JPEG
726.8 KB

Coordinates

Position (RA):9 45 38.82
Position (Dec):-31° 11' 28.86"
Field of view:3.98 x 5.80 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 89.8° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
V
Danish 1.54-metre telescope

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