The topsy-turvy galaxy NGC 1313*

The central parts of the starburst galaxy NGC 1313. The very active state of this galaxy is very evident from the image, showing many star formation regions. A great number of supershell nebulae, that is, cocoon of gas inflated and etched by successive bursts of star formation, are visible. The green nebulosities are regions emitting in the ionised oxygen lines and may harbour clusters with very hot stars. This colour-composite is based on images obtained with the FORS1 instrument on one of the 8.2-m Unit Telescope of ESO's Very Large Telescope, located at Cerro Paranal. The data were obtained in the night of 16 December 2003, through different broad- (R, B, and z) and narrow-band filters (H-alpha, OI, and OIII).

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O snímku

Id:eso0643a
Typ:Pozorování
Datum zveřejnění:23. listopadu 2006
Související články:eso0643
Velikost:2007 x 1811 px

O objektu

Jméno:NGC 1313
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Vzdálenost:20 milion světelné roky
Constellation:Reticulum
Kategorie:Galaxies

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Souřadnice

Position (RA):3 18 15.78
Position (Dec):-66° 29' 51.69"
Field of view:6.70 x 6.05 arcminutes
Orientace:Sever je 0.0° pravá od svislé osy

Barvy & filtry

PásmoDalekohled
Optický
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optický
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optický
Oii
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optický
Oiii
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infračervený
Z
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optický
H-alpha
Very Large Telescope
FORS1