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.

Crédit:

ESO/P. Grosbøl

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso1042b
Type:Observation
Date de publication:27 octobre 2010 12:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1042
Taille:3625 x 3609 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:NGC 5247
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:70 million années lumière
Constellation:Virgo
Catégorie:Galaxies

Formats des images

Grand JPEG
4,5 Mio
JPEG taille écran
196,0 Kio

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Fonds d'écran

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

Coordinates

Position (RA):13 38 3.01
Position (Dec):-17° 53' 1.98"
Field of view:6.45 x 6.42 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical

Couleurs & filtres

DomaineTélescope
Infrarouge
Y
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarouge
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarouge
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarouge
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I