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.

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Om billedet

Id:eso0024a
Type:Observation
Udgivelsesdato:28. juli 2000
Relaterede pressemeddelelser:eso0024
Størrelse:1941 x 1944 px

Om objektet

Navn:NGC 1316
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Giant
Afstand:60 million lysår
Constellation:Fornax
Kategori:Galaxies

Billedformater

Stor JPEG
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Skrærm JPEG
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Baggrundsbilleder

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Koordinater

Position (RA):3 22 43.19
Position (Dec):-37° 11' 58.29"
Field of view:6.47 x 6.49 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 0.1° droite fra lodret

Farver & filtre

BåndTeleskop
Optisk
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optisk
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrarød
I
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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