Elliptical elegance

This deep image of the area of sky around the elliptical galaxy NGC 5018 offers a spectacular view of its tenuous streams of stars and gas. These delicate features are hallmarks of galactic interactions, and provide vital clues to the structure and dynamics of early-type galaxies.

Credit:

ESO/Spavone et al.

About the Image

Id:eso1827a
Type:Observation
Release date:8 August 2018, 12:00
Related releases:eso1827
Size:13679 x 10016 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 5018
Type:Unspecified : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Distance:110 million light years
Constellation:Virgo
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 12 31.61
Position (Dec):-19° 30' 0.09"
Field of view:47.90 x 35.08 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
u
361 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Optical
g
470 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Optical
R
655 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM

 

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