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The Topsy-Turvy Galaxy NGC 1313*

The central parts of the starburst galaxy NGC 1313. The very active state of this galaxy is very evident from the image, showing many star formation regions. A great number of supershell nebulae, that is, cocoon of gas inflated and etched by successive bursts of star formation, are visible. The green nebulosities are regions emitting in the ionised oxygen lines and may harbour clusters with very hot stars. This colour-composite is based on images obtained with the FORS1 instrument on one of the 8.2-m Unit Telescope of ESO's Very Large Telescope, located at Cerro Paranal. The data were obtained in the night of 16 December 2003, through different broad- (R, B, and z) and narrow-band filters (H-alpha, OI, and OIII).

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About the Image

Id:eso0643a
Language:en-ie
Type:Observation
Release date:23 November 2006
Related releases:eso0643
Size:2007 x 1811 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1313
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
Distance:20 million light years
Constellation:Reticulum

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 18 15.78
Position (Dec):-66° 29' 51.69"
Field of view:6.70 x 6.05 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
Oii
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
Oiii
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrared
Z
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
H-alpha
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

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