HAWK-I infrared image of the spectacular barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365*

This striking new image, taken with the powerful HAWK-I infrared camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope at Paranal Observatory in Chile, shows NGC 1365. This beautiful barred spiral galaxy is part of the Fornax cluster of galaxies, and lies about 60 million light-years from Earth. The picture was created from images taken through Y, J, H and K filters and the exposure times were 4, 4, 7 and 12 minutes respectively.

This image is available as a mounted image in the ESOshop.

Credit:

ESO/P. Grosbøl

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso1038a
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:22 september 2010 12:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1038
Grootte:3655 x 3628 px

Over het object

Naam:NGC 1365
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
Afstand:60 miljoen lichtjaren
Constellation:Fornax
Categorie:Galaxies

Mounted Image

Afbeeldingstypen

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 33 36.33
Position (Dec):-36° 8' 28.25"
Field of view:6.50 x 6.45 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical

Kleuren & filters

BandTelescoop
Infrarood
Y
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarood
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarood
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarood
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I

 

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