Dinner for Centaurus A

This image of the central parts of Centaurus A reveals the parallelogram-shaped remains of a smaller galaxy that was gulped down about 200 to 700 million years ago. The image is based on data collected with the SOFI instrument on ESO’s New Technology Telescope at La Silla. The original image, obtained by observing in the near-infrared through three different filters (J, H and K) was specially processed to look through the dust, providing a clear view of the centre. The field of view is about 4 x 4 arcminutes.

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Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0944a
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:20 november 2009
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0944
Grootte:849 x 849 px

Over het object

Naam:Centaurus A, NGC 5128
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Afstand:13 miljoen lichtjaren
Constellation:Centaurus
Categorie:Galaxies

Afbeeldingstypen

Grote JPEG
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Achtergrond

1024x768
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1280x1024
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1600x1200
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1920x1200
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2048x1536
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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 25 26.68
Position (Dec):-43° 1' 8.00"
Field of view:4.08 x 4.08 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° right of vertical

Kleuren & filters

BandTelescoop
Infrarood
J
New Technology Telescope
SOFI
Infrarood
H
New Technology Telescope
SOFI
Infrarood
K
New Technology Telescope
SOFI

 

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