A spiral galaxy in Leo

This picture of the nearby galaxy NGC 3521 was taken using the FORS1 instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. The large spiral galaxy lies in the constellation of Leo (The Lion), and is only 35 million light-years distant. This picture was created from exposures taken through three different filters that passed blue light, yellow/green light, and near-infrared light. These are shown in this picture as blue, green, and red, respectively.

Të drejtat:

ESO/O. Maliy

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1129a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Gus 10, 2011, 12:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1129
Përmasat:2046 x 2046 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:NGC 3521
Tipi:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distanca:35 milion vite dritë
Constellation:Leo
Kategori:Galaxies

Formate Fotografish

JPEG i madh
2,0 MB

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Wallpaper

1024x768
231,1 KB
1280x1024
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1600x1200
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1920x1200
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1,1 MB

Koordinatat

Position (RA):11 5 46.32
Position (Dec):0° 1' 52.04"
Field of view:6.83 x 6.83 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 90.0° djathtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

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

 

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