A gallery of spiral galaxies pictured in infrared light by HAWK-I (annotated version)

Six spectacular spiral galaxies are seen in a clear new light in pictures from ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. The pictures were taken in infrared light, using the impressive power of the HAWK-I camera to help astronomers understand how the remarkable spiral patterns in galaxies form and evolve. From left to right the galaxies are NGC 5247, Messier 100 (NGC 4321), NGC 1300, NGC 4030, NGC 2997 and NGC 1232.

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ESO/P. Grosbøl

Om bildet

ID:eso1042a
Type:Kollasj
Publiseringsdato:27. oktober 2010 12:00
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso1042
Størrelse:11386 x 8369 px

Om objektet

Navn:Composite image, HAWK-I, M 100, Messier 100, NGC 1232, NGC 1300, NGC 2997, NGC 4030, NGC 4321, NGC 5247, Very Large Telescope
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Kategori:Galaxies

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