Giant elliptical galaxy NGC 1316 in Fornax Cluster

Colour composite photo of the central area of NGC 1316, a giant elliptical galaxy in the Fornax cluster of galaxies. Many dark dust clouds and lanes are visible. Some of the star-like objects in the field are globular clusters of stars that belong to the galaxy. It is based on CCD exposures, obtained with the 8.2-m VLT/ANTU telescope and the FORS-1 multi-mode instrument through B (blue), V (green-yellow) and I (here rendered as red) filters, respectively. The "pyramids" above and below the bright centre of the galaxy and the vertical lines at some of the brighter stars are caused by overexposure ("CCD bleeding"). The field measures 6.8 x 6.8 arcmin 2, with 0.2 arcsec/pixel. The image quality of this composite is about 0.9 arcsec. North is up and East is left.

Të drejtat:

ESO

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso0024a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:28 Korrik 2000
Publikime të ngjashme:eso0024
Përmasat:1941 x 1944 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:NGC 1316
Tipi:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Giant
Distanca:60 milion vite dritë
Constellation:Fornax
Kategori:Galaxies

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):3 22 43.19
Position (Dec):-37° 11' 58.29"
Field of view:6.47 x 6.49 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.1° djathtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaTeleskopi
Optik
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optik
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infra të kuqe
I
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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