Dinner for Centaurus A

This image of the central parts of Centaurus A reveals the parallelogram-shaped remains of a smaller galaxy that was gulped down about 200 to 700 million years ago. The image is based on data collected with the SOFI instrument on ESO’s New Technology Telescope at La Silla. The original image, obtained by observing in the near-infrared through three different filters (J, H and K) was specially processed to look through the dust, providing a clear view of the centre. The field of view is about 4 x 4 arcminutes.

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Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso0944a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:20 Nëntor 2009
Publikime të ngjashme:eso0944
Përmasat:849 x 849 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Centaurus A, NGC 5128
Tipi:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Distanca:13 milion vite dritë
Constellation:Centaurus
Kategori:Galaxies

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):13 25 26.68
Position (Dec):-43° 1' 8.00"
Field of view:4.08 x 4.08 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.2° djathtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaTeleskopi
Infra të kuqe
J
New Technology Telescope
SOFI
Infra të kuqe
H
New Technology Telescope
SOFI
Infra të kuqe
K
New Technology Telescope
SOFI

 

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