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.

Kredit:

ESO/P. Grosbøl

O snímku

Id:eso1042b
Typ:Pozorování
Datum zveřejnění:27. října 2010 12:00
Související články:eso1042
Velikost:3625 x 3609 px

O objektu

Jméno:NGC 5247
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Vzdálenost:70 milion světelné roky
Constellation:Virgo
Kategorie:Galaxies

Image Formats


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Pozadí

1024x768
202,4 KB
1280x1024
332,3 KB
1600x1200
514,5 KB
1920x1200
683,0 KB
2048x1536
911,4 KB

Souřadnice

Position (RA):13 38 3.01
Position (Dec):-17° 53' 1.98"
Field of view:6.45 x 6.42 arcminutes
Orientace:Sever je 0.1° levá od svislé osy

Barvy & filtry

PásmoDalekohled
Infračervený
Y
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infračervený
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infračervený
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infračervený
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I