A spiral galaxy in Leo

This picture of the nearby galaxy NGC 3521 was taken using the FORS1 instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. The large spiral galaxy lies in the constellation of Leo (The Lion), and is only 35 million light-years distant. This picture was created from exposures taken through three different filters that passed blue light, yellow/green light, and near-infrared light. These are shown in this picture as blue, green, and red, respectively.

Kilde:

ESO/O. Maliy

Om billedet

Id:eso1129a
Type:Observation
Udgivelsesdato:10. august 2011 12:00
Relaterede pressemeddelelser:eso1129
Størrelse:2046 x 2046 px

Om objektet

Navn:NGC 3521
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Afstand:35 million lysår
Constellation:Leo
Kategori:Galaxies

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Koordinater

Position (RA):11 5 46.32
Position (Dec):0° 1' 52.04"
Field of view:6.83 x 6.83 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 90.0° droite fra lodret

Farver & filtre

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

 

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