Centaurus A – Field 2 (halo)

High-resolution, very deep colour image of a field in the South of the Centaurus A galaxy halo. This image was taken in July 1999 through U- and V-band optical filters with the VLT FORS1 multi-mode instrument at the 8.2-m VLT ANTU telescope on Paranal. Note the great variety of object types and colours, including many background galaxies which are seen through these less dense regions of Centaurus A. The total exposure time was 30 min in each filter and the seeing was excellent, 0.5 arcsec. The original pixel size is 0.196 arcsec and the fields measure 6.7 x 6.7 square arcmin (2048 x 2048 square pix). North is up and East is left.

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Om billedet

Id:eso0315d
Type:Observation
Udgivelsesdato:10. juni 2003
Relaterede pressemeddelelser:eso0315
Størrelse:2048 x 2038 px

Om objektet

Navn:Centaurus A
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Halo
Afstand:13 million lysår
Constellation:Centaurus
Kategori:Galaxies

Billedformater

Stor JPEG
518,4 KB
Skrærm JPEG
520,8 KB

Baggrundsbilleder

1024x768
559,3 KB
1280x1024
789,9 KB
1600x1200
1008,0 KB
1920x1200
1,1 MB
2048x1536
1,4 MB

Koordinater

Position (RA):13 25 23.53
Position (Dec):-43° 9' 57.33"
Field of view:6.81 x 6.81 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 0.1° droite fra lodret

Farver & filtre

BåndTeleskop
Ultraviolet
U
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optisk
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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