HAWK-I image of NGC 5247

This image shows NGC 5247, a grand design barred spiral galaxy, located 60–70 million light-years away. The galaxy lies face-on towards Earth, thus providing an excellent view of its pinwheel structure and multiple arms. It is in the zodiacal constellation of Virgo (the Maiden).

The image was made in infrared light with the HAWK-I camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope at Paranal Observatory in Chile. HAWK-I is one of the most powerful infrared imagers in the world, and this is one of the sharpest and most detailed pictures of this galaxy ever taken from Earth. The filters used were Y (shown here in blue), J (in light blue), H (in green), and K (in red). The field of view of the image is about 6.4 arcminutes.

Oikeudet:

ESO/P. Grosbøl

Kuvasta

Tunnistus:eso1042b
Tyyppi:Havainto
Julkaisupäivä:27. lokakuuta 2010 12:00
Vastaavat julkaisut:eso1042
Koko:3625 x 3609 px

Kohteesta

Nimi:NGC 5247
Tyyppi:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Etäisyys:70 miljoona valovuotta
Constellation:Virgo
Kategoria:Galaxies

Kuvaformaatit

Suuri JPEG
4,5 MB
Kokoruudun JPEG
196,0 KB

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Taustakuvat

1024x768
202,4 KB
1280x1024
332,3 KB
1600x1200
514,5 KB
1920x1200
683,0 KB
2048x1536
911,4 KB

Koordinaatit

Position (RA):13 38 3.01
Position (Dec):-17° 53' 1.98"
Field of view:6.45 x 6.42 arcminutes
Suuntaus:Pohjoinen on 0.1° vasen pystysuuntaan nähden

Värit ja suotimet

KaistaTeleskooppi
Infrapuna
Y
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrapuna
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrapuna
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrapuna
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I