Centaurus A – Field 2 (Detail)

Zoomed-in area within "Field 2" (Halo) in Centaurus A, from the ISAAC colour image. Nearly all red stars in this area are of the variable Mira-type.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0315g
Type:Observation
Release date:10 June 2003
Related releases:eso0315
Size:787 x 824 px

About the Object

Name:Centaurus A, NGC 5128
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Halo
• X - Galaxies
Distance:13 million light years
Constellation:Centaurus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 25 20.26
Position (Dec):-43° 9' 39.84"
Field of view:0.31 x 0.33 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
J
1.2 μmVery Large Telescope
ISAAC
Infrared
H
1.6 μmVery Large Telescope
ISAAC
Infrared
K
2.2 μmVery Large Telescope
ISAAC

 

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