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.

Bildnachweis:

ESO/P. Grosbøl

Über das Bild

ID:eso1042b
Typ:Beobachtung
Veröffentlichungsdatum:27. Oktober 2010 12:00
Dazugehörige Veröffentlichungen:eso1042
Größe:3625 x 3609 px

Über das Objekt

Name:NGC 5247
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Entfernung:70 Million Lichtjahre
Constellation:Virgo
Kategorie:Galaxies

Bildformate

Großes JPEG
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Koordinaten

Position (RA):13 38 3.01
Position (Dec):-17° 53' 1.98"
Field of view:6.45 x 6.42 arcminutes
Orientierung:Die Nordrichtung liegt 0.1° links zur Vertikale

Farben & Filter

SpektralbereichTeleskop
Infrarot
Y
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarot
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarot
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarot
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I