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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Om billedet

Id:eso0944a
Type:Observation
Udgivelsesdato:20. november 2009
Relaterede pressemeddelelser:eso0944
Størrelse:849 x 849 px

Om objektet

Navn:Centaurus A, NGC 5128
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Afstand:13 million lysår
Constellation:Centaurus
Kategori:Galaxies

Billedformater

Stor JPEG
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Skrærm JPEG
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Baggrundsbilleder

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Koordinater

Position (RA):13 25 26.68
Position (Dec):-43° 1' 8.00"
Field of view:4.08 x 4.08 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 0.2° droite fra lodret

Farver & filtre

BåndTeleskop
Infrarød
J
New Technology Telescope
SOFI
Infrarød
H
New Technology Telescope
SOFI
Infrarød
K
New Technology Telescope
SOFI

 

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