The topsy-turvy galaxy NGC 1313*

The central parts of the starburst galaxy NGC 1313. The very active state of this galaxy is very evident from the image, showing many star formation regions. A great number of supershell nebulae, that is, cocoon of gas inflated and etched by successive bursts of star formation, are visible. The green nebulosities are regions emitting in the ionised oxygen lines and may harbour clusters with very hot stars. This colour-composite is based on images obtained with the FORS1 instrument on one of the 8.2-m Unit Telescope of ESO's Very Large Telescope, located at Cerro Paranal. The data were obtained in the night of 16 December 2003, through different broad- (R, B, and z) and narrow-band filters (H-alpha, OI, and OIII).

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Auðkenni:eso0643a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:23. nóvember 2006
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso0643
Stærð:2007 x 1811 px

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Nafn:NGC 1313
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Fjarlægð:20 milljón ljósár
Constellation:Reticulum
Flokkur:Galaxies

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Position (RA):3 18 15.78
Position (Dec):-66° 29' 51.69"
Field of view:6.70 x 6.05 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.0° højre frá lóðréttu

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TíðnisviðSjónauki
Sýnilegt
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Sýnilegt
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Sýnilegt
Oii
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Sýnilegt
Oiii
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Innrautt
Z
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Sýnilegt
H-alpha
Very Large Telescope
FORS1