Giant elliptical galaxy NGC 1316 in Fornax Cluster

Colour composite photo of the central area of NGC 1316, a giant elliptical galaxy in the Fornax cluster of galaxies. Many dark dust clouds and lanes are visible. Some of the star-like objects in the field are globular clusters of stars that belong to the galaxy. It is based on CCD exposures, obtained with the 8.2-m VLT/ANTU telescope and the FORS-1 multi-mode instrument through B (blue), V (green-yellow) and I (here rendered as red) filters, respectively. The "pyramids" above and below the bright centre of the galaxy and the vertical lines at some of the brighter stars are caused by overexposure ("CCD bleeding"). The field measures 6.8 x 6.8 arcmin 2, with 0.2 arcsec/pixel. The image quality of this composite is about 0.9 arcsec. North is up and East is left.

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O zdjęciu

Identyfikator:eso0024a
Typ:Obserwacje
Data publikacji:28 lipca 2000
Powiązane komunikaty:eso0024
Rozmiar:1941 x 1944 px

O obiekcie

Nazwa:NGC 1316
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Giant
Odległość:60 milion lat świetlnych
Constellation:Fornax
Kategoria:Galaxies

Formaty zdjęć

Wielki JPEG
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Tapety

1024x768
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1600x1200
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2048x1536
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Współrzędne

Pozycja (RA):3 22 43.19
Pozycja (Dec):-37° 11' 58.29"
Pole widzenia:6.47 x 6.49 arcminutes
Orientacja:North is 0.1° prawo of vertical

Kolory i filtry

PasmoTeleskop
Optyczny
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optyczny
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Podczerwony
I
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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