HAWK-I image of NGC 5247

This image shows NGC 5247, a grand design barred spiral galaxy, located 60–70 million light-years away. The galaxy lies face-on towards Earth, thus providing an excellent view of its pinwheel structure and multiple arms. It is in the zodiacal constellation of Virgo (the Maiden).

The image was made in infrared light with the HAWK-I camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope at Paranal Observatory in Chile. HAWK-I is one of the most powerful infrared imagers in the world, and this is one of the sharpest and most detailed pictures of this galaxy ever taken from Earth. The filters used were Y (shown here in blue), J (in light blue), H (in green), and K (in red). The field of view of the image is about 6.4 arcminutes.

Kilde:

ESO/P. Grosbøl

Om bildet

ID:eso1042b
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:27. oktober 2010 12:00
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso1042
Størrelse:3625 x 3609 px

Om objektet

Navn:NGC 5247
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Avstand:70 million lysår
Constellation:Virgo
Kategori:Galaxies

Bildeformater

Stor JPEG
4,5 MB
Medium JPEG
196,0 KB

Zoombart


Skrivebordsbakgrunner

1024x768
202,4 KB
1280x1024
332,3 KB
1600x1200
514,5 KB
1920x1200
683,0 KB
2048x1536
911,4 KB

Koordinater

Position (RA):13 38 3.01
Position (Dec):-17° 53' 1.98"
Field of view:6.45 x 6.42 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 0.1° til venstre for vertikalen

Farger og filtre

BåndTeleskop
Infrarødt
Y
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarødt
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarødt
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarødt
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I