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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À propos de l'image

Identification:eso0944a
Type:Observation
Date de publication:20 novembre 2009
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso0944
Taille:849 x 849 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:Centaurus A, NGC 5128
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Distance:13 million années lumière
Constellation:Centaurus
Catégorie:Galaxies

Formats des images

Grand JPEG
168,3 Kio
JPEG taille écran
167,9 Kio

Fonds d'écran

1024x768
181,1 Kio
1280x1024
254,6 Kio
1600x1200
317,6 Kio
1920x1200
338,2 Kio
2048x1536
432,6 Kio

Coordinates

Position (RA):13 25 26.68
Position (Dec):-43° 1' 8.00"
Field of view:4.08 x 4.08 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° right of vertical

Couleurs & filtres

DomaineTélescope
Infrarouge
J
New Technology Telescope
SOFI
Infrarouge
H
New Technology Telescope
SOFI
Infrarouge
K
New Technology Telescope
SOFI

 

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