Dazzling galaxy Messier 77

ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has captured a magnificent face-on view of the barred spiral galaxy Messier 77. The image does justice to the galaxy’s beauty, showcasing its glittering arms criss-crossed with dust lanes — but it fails to betray Messier 77’s turbulent nature.

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About the Image

Id:eso1720a
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2017. július 5. 12.00
Related releases:eso1720
Size:1718 x 1716 px

About the Object

Név:Messier 77
Típus:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Seyfert
Distance:45 million light years
Constellation:Cetus
Category:Galaxies

Képformátumok

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Coordinates

Position (RA):2 42 41.01
Position (Dec):0° 0' 53.97"
Field of view:7.21 x 7.20 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
b
440 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
v
557 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
R
655 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
H-alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2

 

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