Wide-field view of NGC 253 from the VLT Survey Telescope

The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) has captured in sharp detail the beauty of the nearby spiral galaxy NGC 253. This new portrait is probably the best wide-field view of this object and its surroundings ever taken. It demonstrates that the VST, the newest telescope at ESO's Paranal Observatory, provides broad views of the sky while also offering impressive image quality. Luminous regions of ongoing star formation are spread throughout NGC 253, which is pumping out new stars at a furious pace. The data were processed using the VST-Tube system developed by A. Grado and collaborators at the INAF-Capodimonte Observatory

Crédit:

ESO/INAF-VST
Acknowledgement: A. Grado/L. Limatola/INAF-Capodimonte Observatory

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso1152a
Type:Observation
Date de publication:15 décembre 2011 12:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1334, eso1152
Taille:11596 x 9168 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:NGC 253
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
Distance:11 million années lumière
Constellation:Sculptor
Catégorie:Galaxies

Formats des images

Grand JPEG
39,3 Mio
JPEG taille écran
139,2 Kio

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 47 33.15
Position (Dec):-25° 17' 17.81"
Field of view:40.58 x 32.09 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

Couleurs & filtres

DomaineLongueur d'ondeTélescope
Visible
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475 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Visible
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625 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Infrarouge
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775 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM

 

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