The centre of NGC 253

Close-up of the central regions of the starburst galaxy NGC 253. This image is based on data obtained with the NACO instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) and the ACS on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Thanks to the VLT's sharp eye, astronomers have identified 37 bright regions, a threefold increase on previous results. These regions are probably very active nurseries that contain as many as one hundred thousand young, massive stars bursting from their dusty cocoons. The field of view is 15 arcseconds.

Kilde:

ESO/NASA/ESA

Om billedet

Id:eso0902b
Type:Observation
Udgivelsesdato:19. januar 2009
Relaterede pressemeddelelser:eso0902
Størrelse:812 x 812 px

Om objektet

Navn:NGC 253
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
Afstand:11 million lysår
Constellation:Sculptor
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinater

Position (RA):0 47 33.22
Position (Dec):-25° 17' 18.67"
Field of view:0.38 x 0.38 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 1.2° venstre fra lodret

Farver & filtre

BåndBølgelængdeTeleskop
Infrarød
Near-IR
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrarød
J
1.22 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO
Infrarød
L
3.45 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO

 

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