Centaurus A – Field 2 (halo)

High-resolution, very deep colour image of a field in the South of the Centaurus A galaxy halo. This image was taken in July 1999 through U- and V-band optical filters with the VLT FORS1 multi-mode instrument at the 8.2-m VLT ANTU telescope on Paranal. Note the great variety of object types and colours, including many background galaxies which are seen through these less dense regions of Centaurus A. The total exposure time was 30 min in each filter and the seeing was excellent, 0.5 arcsec. The original pixel size is 0.196 arcsec and the fields measure 6.7 x 6.7 square arcmin (2048 x 2048 square pix). North is up and East is left.

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ESO

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso0315d
Type:Observation
Date de publication:10 juin 2003
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso0315
Taille:2048 x 2038 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:Centaurus A
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Halo
Distance:13 million années lumière
Constellation:Centaurus
Catégorie:Galaxies

Image Formats

Grand JPEG
518,4 Kio
JPEG taille écran
520,8 Kio

Fonds d'écran

1024x768
559,3 Kio
1280x1024
789,9 Kio
1600x1200
1008,0 Kio
1920x1200
1,1 Mio
2048x1536
1,4 Mio

Coordinates

Position (RA):13 25 23.53
Position (Dec):-43° 9' 57.33"
Field of view:6.81 x 6.81 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical

Couleurs & filtres

DomaineTélescope
Ultraviolet
U
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Visible
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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