Twin explosions in gigantic dusty potato crisp

The beautiful edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 3190 with tightly wound arms and a warped shape that makes it resemble a gigantic potato crisp, as seen by ESO's Very Large Telescope. Supernova SN 2002bo is found in between the 'V' of the dust lanes in the south-western part of NGC 3190. SN 2002cv is obscured by a large amount of dust and is therefore not visible. Its position is however indicated on the above image. This colour composite is based on images obtained on 26 March 2003 with FORS1 on UT2 (Kueyen) in four filters (B, V, R and I) for a total exposure time of 14 minutes. The observations were done in the framework of a programme aiming at studying the physics of Type Ia supernovae. The field of view is 6.15 x 5 arcminutes. North is up and East is to the left. The data extraction from the archive, data reduction and final colour processing of the image was done by Henri Boffin (ESO).

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ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0617a
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:11 mei 2006
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0617
Grootte:5319 x 4200 px

Over het object

Naam:NGC 3190
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Afstand:60 miljoen lichtjaren
Constellation:Leo
Categorie:Galaxies

Afbeeldingstypen

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 18 5.60
Position (Dec):21° 49' 55.12"
Field of view:6.00 x 4.74 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

Kleuren & filters

BandGolflengteTelescoop
Optisch
B
440 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optisch
V
557 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optisch
R
655 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optisch
I
768 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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