HAWK-I image of NGC 1300

This image is of NGC 1300, a spiral galaxy with arms extending from the ends of a spectacularly prominent central bar. It is considered a prototypical example of barred spiral galaxies and lies at a distance of about 65 million light-years, in the constellation of Eridanus (the River).

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 dark 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:eso1042d
Tyyppi:Havainto
Julkaisupäivä:27. lokakuuta 2010 12:00
Vastaavat julkaisut:eso1042
Koko:3646 x 3634 px

Kohteesta

Nimi:NGC 1300
Tyyppi:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Etäisyys:65 miljoona valovuotta
Constellation:Eridanus
Kategoria:Galaxies

Kuvaformaatit

Suuri JPEG
2,8 MB
Kokoruudun JPEG
121,8 KB

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Taustakuvat

1024x768
122,5 KB
1280x1024
194,2 KB
1600x1200
303,9 KB
1920x1200
417,9 KB
2048x1536
543,5 KB

Koordinaatit

Position (RA):3 19 41.01
Position (Dec):-19° 24' 38.60"
Field of view:6.49 x 6.46 arcminutes
Suuntaus:Pohjoinen on 0.1° vasen pystysuuntaan nähden

Värit ja suotimet

KaistaAallonpituusTeleskooppi
Infrapuna
Y
1.02 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrapuna
J
1.22 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrapuna
H
1.63 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I

 

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