HAWK-I image of NGC 5247

This image shows NGC 5247, a grand design barred spiral galaxy, located 60–70 million light-years away. The galaxy lies face-on towards Earth, thus providing an excellent view of its pinwheel structure and multiple arms. It is in the zodiacal constellation of Virgo (the Maiden).

The image was made in infrared light with the HAWK-I camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope at Paranal Observatory in Chile. HAWK-I is one of the most powerful infrared imagers in the world, and this is one of the sharpest and most detailed pictures of this galaxy ever taken from Earth. The filters used were Y (shown here in blue), J (in light blue), H (in green), and K (in red). The field of view of the image is about 6.4 arcminutes.

Të drejtat:

ESO/P. Grosbøl

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1042b
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Oct 27, 2010, 12:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1042
Përmasat:3625 x 3609 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:NGC 5247
Tipi:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distanca:70 milion vite dritë
Constellation:Virgo
Kategori:Galaxies

Formate Fotografish

JPEG i madh
4,5 MB

E zmadhueshme


Wallpaper

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):13 38 3.01
Position (Dec):-17° 53' 1.98"
Field of view:6.45 x 6.42 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.1° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaTeleskopi
Infra të kuqe
Y
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infra të kuqe
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infra të kuqe
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infra të kuqe
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I