The centre of NGC 253

Close-up of the central regions of the starburst galaxy NGC 253. This image is based on data obtained with the NACO instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) and the ACS on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Thanks to the VLT's sharp eye, astronomers have identified 37 bright regions, a threefold increase on previous results. These regions are probably very active nurseries that contain as many as one hundred thousand young, massive stars bursting from their dusty cocoons. The field of view is 15 arcseconds.

Credit:

ESO/NASA/ESA

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0902b
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:19 januari 2009
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0902
Grootte:812 x 812 px

Over het object

Naam:NGC 253
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
Afstand:11 miljoen lichtjaren
Constellation:Sculptor
Categorie:Nebulae

Afbeeldingstypen

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 47 33.22
Position (Dec):-25° 17' 18.67"
Field of view:0.38 x 0.38 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.2° left of vertical

Kleuren & filters

BandGolflengteTelescoop
Infrarood
Near-IR
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrarood
J
1.22 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO
Infrarood
L
3.45 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO

 

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