Starbursting sculptor galaxy

NGC 253, also known as the Sculptor Galaxy, is the brightest of the Sculptor Group of galaxies, found in the constellation of the same name, and lying approximately 13 million light-years from Earth. The Sculptor Galaxy is known as a starburst galaxy for its current high rate of star formation, one result of which is its superwind, a stream energetic material spewing out from the centre of the galaxy out into space. The purple light comes from that frenzy of star formation, which originally began 30 million years ago, while the yellowish colour is created by dust lit up by young, massive stars.

This image combines observations performed through three different filters (B, V, R) with the 1.5-metre Danish telescope at the ESO La Silla Observatory in Chile.

Źródło:

ESO/IDA/Danish 1.5 m/ R. Gendler, U. G. Jørgensen, J. Skottfelt, K. Harpsøe

O zdjęciu

Identyfikator:potw1017a
Typ:Obserwacje
Data publikacji:26 kwietnia 2010 10:00
Rozmiar:4586 x 2399 px

O obiekcie

Nazwa:NGC 253, Sculptor Galaxy
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
Odległość:13 milion lat świetlnych
Constellation:Sculptor
Kategoria:Galaxies

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Współrzędne

Pozycja (RA):0 47 33.72
Pozycja (Dec):-25° 17' 1.66"
Pole widzenia:30.17 x 15.79 arcminutes
Orientacja:North is 135.0° lewo of vertical

Kolory i filtry

PasmoTeleskop
Optyczny
B
Danish 1.54-metre telescope
Optyczny
V
Danish 1.54-metre telescope
Optyczny
R
Danish 1.54-metre telescope

 

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