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.

Źródło:

ESO/P. Grosbøl

O zdjęciu

Identyfikator:eso1042b
Typ:Obserwacje
Data publikacji:27 października 2010 12:00
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Rozmiar:3625 x 3609 px

O obiekcie

Nazwa:NGC 5247
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Odległość:70 milion lat świetlnych
Constellation:Virgo
Kategoria:Galaxies

Formaty zdjęć

Pełen rozmiar
30,5 MB
Wielki JPEG
4,5 MB

Powiększenie


Tapety

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

Współrzędne

Pozycja (RA):13 38 3.01
Pozycja (Dec):-17° 53' 1.98"
Pole widzenia:6.45 x 6.42 arcminutes
Orientacja:North is 0.1° lewo of vertical

Kolory i filtry

PasmoTeleskop
Podczerwony
Y
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Podczerwony
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Podczerwony
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Podczerwony
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I