Dinner for Centaurus A

This image of the central parts of Centaurus A reveals the parallelogram-shaped remains of a smaller galaxy that was gulped down about 200 to 700 million years ago. The image is based on data collected with the SOFI instrument on ESO’s New Technology Telescope at La Silla. The original image, obtained by observing in the near-infrared through three different filters (J, H and K) was specially processed to look through the dust, providing a clear view of the centre. The field of view is about 4 x 4 arcminutes.

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Sobre a imagem

Id:eso0944a
Tipo:Observação
Data de divulgação:20 de Novembro de 2009
Notícias relacionadas:eso0944
Tamanho:849 x 849 px

Sobre o objeto

Nome:Centaurus A, NGC 5128
Tipo:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Distância:13 milhão anos-luz
Constellation:Centaurus
Categoria:Galaxies

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Coordenadas

Position (RA):13 25 26.68
Position (Dec):-43° 1' 8.00"
Field of view:4.08 x 4.08 arcminutes
Orientação:O norte está a 0.2° à direita da vertical

Cores e filtros

BandaTelescópio
Infravermelho
J
New Technology Telescope
SOFI
Infravermelho
H
New Technology Telescope
SOFI
Infravermelho
K
New Technology Telescope
SOFI

 

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