The Halo of Galaxy Messier 87

The huge halo around giant elliptical galaxy Messier 87 appears on this very deep image. An excess of light in the top-right part of this halo, and the motion of planetary nebulae in the galaxy, are the last remaining signs of a medium-sized galaxy that recently collided with Messier 87.

The image also reveals many other galaxies forming the Virgo Cluster, of which Messier 87 is the largest member. In particular, the two galaxies at the top right of the frame are nicknamed "the Eyes".

Të drejtat:

Chris Mihos (Case Western Reserve University)/ESO

[See also: http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0919a/]

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1525a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Qer 25, 2015, 12:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1907, eso1525
Përmasat:4001 x 4000 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Messier 87
Tipi:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Distanca:50 milion vite dritë
Constellation:Virgo
Kategori:Galaxies

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):12 30 49.27
Position (Dec):12° 23' 27.89"
Field of view:96.66 x 96.63 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.0° djathtas vertikales

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Burrell Schmidt Telescope

 

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