Dinner for Centaurus A

This image of the central parts of Centaurus A reveals the parallelogram-shaped remains of a smaller galaxy that was gulped down about 200 to 700 million years ago. The image is based on data collected with the SOFI instrument on ESO’s New Technology Telescope at La Silla. The original image, obtained by observing in the near-infrared through three different filters (J, H and K) was specially processed to look through the dust, providing a clear view of the centre. The field of view is about 4 x 4 arcminutes.

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Auðkenni:eso0944a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:20. nóvember 2009
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso0944
Stærð:849 x 849 px

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Nafn:Centaurus A, NGC 5128
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Fjarlægð:13 milljón ljósár
Constellation:Centaurus
Flokkur:Galaxies

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Position (RA):13 25 26.68
Position (Dec):-43° 1' 8.00"
Field of view:4.08 x 4.08 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.2° højre frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðSjónauki
Innrautt
J
New Technology Telescope
SOFI
Innrautt
H
New Technology Telescope
SOFI
Innrautt
K
New Technology Telescope
SOFI

 

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