A spiral galaxy in Leo

This picture of the nearby galaxy NGC 3521 was taken using the FORS1 instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. The large spiral galaxy lies in the constellation of Leo (The Lion), and is only 35 million light-years distant. This picture was created from exposures taken through three different filters that passed blue light, yellow/green light, and near-infrared light. These are shown in this picture as blue, green, and red, respectively.

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Auðkenni:eso1129a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Ágú 10, 2011, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1129
Stærð:2046 x 2046 px

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Nafn:NGC 3521
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Fjarlægð:35 milljón ljósár
Constellation:Leo
Flokkur:Galaxies

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Position (RA):11 5 46.32
Position (Dec):0° 1' 52.04"
Field of view:6.83 x 6.83 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 90.0° højre frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

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

 

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