HAWK-I image of NGC 5247

This image shows NGC 5247, a grand design barred spiral galaxy, located 60–70 million light-years away. The galaxy lies face-on towards Earth, thus providing an excellent view of its pinwheel structure and multiple arms. It is in the zodiacal constellation of Virgo (the Maiden).

The image was made in infrared light with the HAWK-I camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope at Paranal Observatory in Chile. HAWK-I is one of the most powerful infrared imagers in the world, and this is one of the sharpest and most detailed pictures of this galaxy ever taken from Earth. The filters used were Y (shown here in blue), J (in light blue), H (in green), and K (in red). The field of view of the image is about 6.4 arcminutes.

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Auðkenni:eso1042b
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Okt 27, 2010, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1042
Stærð:3625 x 3609 px

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Nafn:NGC 5247
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Fjarlægð:70 milljón ljósár
Constellation:Virgo
Flokkur:Galaxies

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Stór JPEG
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Hnit

Position (RA):13 38 3.01
Position (Dec):-17° 53' 1.98"
Field of view:6.45 x 6.42 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.1° vinstri frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðSjónauki
Innrautt
Y
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Innrautt
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Innrautt
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Innrautt
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I