HAWK-I infrared image of the spectacular barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365*

This striking new image, taken with the powerful HAWK-I infrared camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope at Paranal Observatory in Chile, shows NGC 1365. This beautiful barred spiral galaxy is part of the Fornax cluster of galaxies, and lies about 60 million light-years from Earth. The picture was created from images taken through Y, J, H and K filters and the exposure times were 4, 4, 7 and 12 minutes respectively.

This image is available as a mounted image in the ESOshop.

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ESO/P. Grosbøl

Om billedet

Id:eso1038a
Type:Observation
Udgivelsesdato:22. september 2010 12:00
Relaterede pressemeddelelser:eso1038
Størrelse:3655 x 3628 px

Om objektet

Navn:NGC 1365
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
Afstand:60 million lysår
Constellation:Fornax
Kategori:Galaxies

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Position (RA):3 33 36.33
Position (Dec):-36° 8' 28.25"
Field of view:6.50 x 6.45 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 0.1° venstre fra lodret

 

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