FORS1 first light - spiral galaxy NGC 1288

This image is a reproduction of a colour composite image of the beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 1288 in the southern constellation Fornax. It covers the entire field that was imaged on the 2048 x 2048 pixel CCD camera. It is based on CCD frames in different colours that were taken under good seeing conditions during the night of First Light (15 September 1998). The distance to this galaxy is about 300 million light-years; it recedes with a velocity of 4500 km/sec and its diameter is about 200,000 light-years.

This image is based on a composite of three images taken behind three different filters: B (420 nm; 6 min), V (530 nm; 3 min) and I (800 nm; 3min) during a period of 0.7 arcsec seeing. The field shown measures 6.8 x 6.8 arcmin. North is left; East is down.

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Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso9845a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:23 Shtator 1998
Publikime të ngjashme:eso9845
Përmasat:2892 x 2876 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:NGC 1232
Tipi:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distanca:200 milion vite dritë
Constellation:Fornax
Kategori:Galaxies

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):3 17 12.62
Position (Dec):-32° 34' 35.42"
Field of view:6.73 x 6.69 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.1° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Optik
B
420 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optik
V
530 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Infra të kuqe
I
800 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1