A spiral galaxy in Leo

This picture of the nearby galaxy NGC 3521 was taken using the FORS1 instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. The large spiral galaxy lies in the constellation of Leo (The Lion), and is only 35 million light-years distant. This picture was created from exposures taken through three different filters that passed blue light, yellow/green light, and near-infrared light. These are shown in this picture as blue, green, and red, respectively.

Credit:

ESO/O. Maliy

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso1129a
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:10 augustus 2011 12:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1129
Grootte:2046 x 2046 px

Over het object

Naam:NGC 3521
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Afstand:35 miljoen lichtjaren
Constellation:Leo
Categorie:Galaxies

Afbeeldingstypen

Grote JPEG
2,0 MB

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Achtergrond

1024x768
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1280x1024
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1600x1200
794,3 KB
1920x1200
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2048x1536
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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 5 46.32
Position (Dec):0° 1' 52.04"
Field of view:6.83 x 6.83 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.0° right of vertical

Kleuren & filters

BandTelescoop
Optisch
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optisch
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrarood
I
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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