Giant elliptical galaxy NGC 1316 in Fornax Cluster

Colour composite photo of the central area of NGC 1316, a giant elliptical galaxy in the Fornax cluster of galaxies. Many dark dust clouds and lanes are visible. Some of the star-like objects in the field are globular clusters of stars that belong to the galaxy. It is based on CCD exposures, obtained with the 8.2-m VLT/ANTU telescope and the FORS-1 multi-mode instrument through B (blue), V (green-yellow) and I (here rendered as red) filters, respectively. The "pyramids" above and below the bright centre of the galaxy and the vertical lines at some of the brighter stars are caused by overexposure ("CCD bleeding"). The field measures 6.8 x 6.8 arcmin 2, with 0.2 arcsec/pixel. The image quality of this composite is about 0.9 arcsec. North is up and East is left.

Credit:

ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0024a
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:28 juli 2000
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0024
Grootte:1941 x 1944 px

Over het object

Naam:NGC 1316
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Giant
Afstand:60 miljoen lichtjaren
Constellation:Fornax
Categorie:Galaxies

Image Formats

Grote JPEG
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Wallpapers

1024x768
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1280x1024
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1600x1200
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1920x1200
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2048x1536
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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 22 43.19
Position (Dec):-37° 11' 58.29"
Field of view:6.47 x 6.49 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical

Kleuren & filters

BandTelescoop
Optisch
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optisch
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrarood
I
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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