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.

Kredit:

ESO

O snímku

Id:eso0024a
Typ:Pozorování
Datum zveřejnění:28. července 2000
Související články:eso0024
Velikost:1941 x 1944 px

O objektu

Jméno:NGC 1316
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Giant
Vzdálenost:60 milion světelné roky
Constellation:Fornax
Kategorie:Galaxies

Image Formats

největší JPEG
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Pozadí

1024x768
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1600x1200
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2048x1536
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Souřadnice

Position (RA):3 22 43.19
Position (Dec):-37° 11' 58.29"
Field of view:6.47 x 6.49 arcminutes
Orientace:Sever je 0.1° pravá od svislé osy

Barvy & filtry

PásmoDalekohled
Optický
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optický
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infračervený
I
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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