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.

Crédito:

ESO/P. Grosbøl

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Id:eso1042b
Tipo:Observação
Data de divulgação:27 de Outubro de 2010 às 12:00
Notícias relacionadas:eso1042
Tamanho:3625 x 3609 px

Sobre o objeto

Nome:NGC 5247
Tipo:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distância:70 milhão anos-luz
Constellation:Virgo
Categoria:Galaxies

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Coordenadas

Position (RA):13 38 3.01
Position (Dec):-17° 53' 1.98"
Field of view:6.45 x 6.42 arcminutes
Orientação:O norte está a 0.1° à esquerda da vertical

Cores e filtros

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Infravermelho
Y
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infravermelho
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infravermelho
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infravermelho
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I