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.

Credit:

ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0315d
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:10 juni 2003
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0315
Grootte:2048 x 2038 px

Over het object

Naam:Centaurus A
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Halo
Afstand:13 miljoen lichtjaren
Constellation:Centaurus
Categorie:Galaxies

Image Formats

Grote JPEG
518,4 KB

Wallpapers

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

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

Kleuren & filters

BandTelescoop
Ultraviolet
U
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optisch
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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