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.

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ESO/O. Maliy

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso1129a
Type:Observation
Date de publication:10 août 2011 12:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1129
Taille:2046 x 2046 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:NGC 3521
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:35 million années lumière
Constellation:Leo
Catégorie:Galaxies

Formats des images

Grand JPEG
2,0 Mio
JPEG taille écran
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1024x768
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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 5 46.32
Position (Dec):0° 1' 52.04"
Field of view:6.83 x 6.83 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.0° right of vertical

Couleurs & filtres

DomaineTélescope
Visible
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Visible
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrarouge
I
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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