Dinner for Centaurus A

This image of the central parts of Centaurus A reveals the parallelogram-shaped remains of a smaller galaxy that was gulped down about 200 to 700 million years ago. The image is based on data collected with the SOFI instrument on ESO’s New Technology Telescope at La Silla. The original image, obtained by observing in the near-infrared through three different filters (J, H and K) was specially processed to look through the dust, providing a clear view of the centre. The field of view is about 4 x 4 arcminutes.

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O snímku

Id:eso0944a
Typ:Pozorování
Datum zveřejnění:20. listopadu 2009
Související články:eso0944
Velikost:849 x 849 px

O objektu

Jméno:Centaurus A, NGC 5128
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Vzdálenost:13 milion světelné roky
Constellation:Centaurus
Kategorie:Galaxies

Image Formats

největší JPEG
168,3 KB

Pozadí

1024x768
181,1 KB
1280x1024
254,6 KB
1600x1200
317,6 KB
1920x1200
338,2 KB
2048x1536
432,6 KB

Souřadnice

Position (RA):13 25 26.68
Position (Dec):-43° 1' 8.00"
Field of view:4.08 x 4.08 arcminutes
Orientace:Sever je 0.2° pravá od svislé osy

Barvy & filtry

PásmoDalekohled
Infračervený
J
New Technology Telescope
SOFI
Infračervený
H
New Technology Telescope
SOFI
Infračervený
K
New Technology Telescope
SOFI

 

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