Giant elliptical galaxy NGC 1316 in Fornax Cluster

Colour composite photo of the central area of NGC 1316, a giant elliptical galaxy in the Fornax cluster of galaxies. Many dark dust clouds and lanes are visible. Some of the star-like objects in the field are globular clusters of stars that belong to the galaxy. It is based on CCD exposures, obtained with the 8.2-m VLT/ANTU telescope and the FORS-1 multi-mode instrument through B (blue), V (green-yellow) and I (here rendered as red) filters, respectively. The "pyramids" above and below the bright centre of the galaxy and the vertical lines at some of the brighter stars are caused by overexposure ("CCD bleeding"). The field measures 6.8 x 6.8 arcmin 2, with 0.2 arcsec/pixel. The image quality of this composite is about 0.9 arcsec. North is up and East is left.

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Auðkenni:eso0024a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:28. júlí 2000
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso0024
Stærð:1941 x 1944 px

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Nafn:NGC 1316
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Giant
Fjarlægð:60 milljón ljósár
Constellation:Fornax
Flokkur:Galaxies

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Position (RA):3 22 43.19
Position (Dec):-37° 11' 58.29"
Field of view:6.47 x 6.49 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.1° højre frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðSjónauki
Sýnilegt
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Sýnilegt
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Innrautt
I
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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