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.

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Sobre a imagem

Id:eso0024a
Tipo:Observação
Data de divulgação:28 de Julho de 2000
Notícias relacionadas:eso0024
Tamanho:1941 x 1944 px

Sobre o objeto

Nome:NGC 1316
Tipo:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Giant
Distância:60 milhão anos-luz
Constellation:Fornax
Categoria:Galaxies

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Coordenadas

Position (RA):3 22 43.19
Position (Dec):-37° 11' 58.29"
Field of view:6.47 x 6.49 arcminutes
Orientação:O norte está a 0.1° à direita da vertical

Cores e filtros

BandaTelescópio
Óptico
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Óptico
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infravermelho
I
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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