A spiral galaxy in Leo

This picture of the nearby galaxy NGC 3521 was taken using the FORS1 instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. The large spiral galaxy lies in the constellation of Leo (The Lion), and is only 35 million light-years distant. This picture was created from exposures taken through three different filters that passed blue light, yellow/green light, and near-infrared light. These are shown in this picture as blue, green, and red, respectively.

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ESO/O. Maliy

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Id:eso1129a
Tipo:Observação
Data de divulgação:10 de Agosto de 2011 às 12:00
Notícias relacionadas:eso1129
Tamanho:2046 x 2046 px

Sobre o objeto

Nome:NGC 3521
Tipo:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distância:35 milhão anos-luz
Constellation:Leo
Categoria:Galaxies

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Coordenadas

Position (RA):11 5 46.32
Position (Dec):0° 1' 52.04"
Field of view:6.83 x 6.83 arcminutes
Orientação:O norte está a 90.0° à direita da vertical

Cores e filtros

BandaTelescópio
Óptico
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Óptico
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infravermelho
I
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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