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.

Kilde:

ESO/NASA/ESA

Om bildet

ID:eso0902b
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:19. januar 2009
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso0902
Størrelse:812 x 812 px

Om objektet

Navn:NGC 253
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
Avstand:11 million lysår
Constellation:Sculptor
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinater

Position (RA):0 47 33.22
Position (Dec):-25° 17' 18.67"
Field of view:0.38 x 0.38 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 1.2° til venstre for vertikalen

Farger og filtre

BåndBølgelengdeTeleskop
Infrarødt
Near-IR
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrarødt
J
1.22 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO
Infrarødt
L
3.45 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO

 

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