The topsy-turvy galaxy NGC 1313*

The central parts of the starburst galaxy NGC 1313. The very active state of this galaxy is very evident from the image, showing many star formation regions. A great number of supershell nebulae, that is, cocoon of gas inflated and etched by successive bursts of star formation, are visible. The green nebulosities are regions emitting in the ionised oxygen lines and may harbour clusters with very hot stars. This colour-composite is based on images obtained with the FORS1 instrument on one of the 8.2-m Unit Telescope of ESO's Very Large Telescope, located at Cerro Paranal. The data were obtained in the night of 16 December 2003, through different broad- (R, B, and z) and narrow-band filters (H-alpha, OI, and OIII).

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Об изображении

ID:eso0643a
Тип:Наблюдение
Дата выпуска релиза [date]:23 ноября 2006 г.
Связанные релизы:eso0643
Размер:2007 x 1811 px

Об объекте

Название:NGC 1313
Тип:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Расстояние:20 миллионов световых лет
Constellation:Reticulum
Категория:Galaxies

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Координаты

Position (RA):3 18 15.78
Position (Dec):-66° 29' 51.69"
Field of view:6.70 x 6.05 arcminutes
Ориентация:Север на 0.0° справа от вертикали

Цвета и фильтры

ДиапазонТелескоп
Оптический
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Оптический
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Оптический
Oii
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Оптический
Oiii
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Инфракрасный
Z
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Оптический
H-alpha
Very Large Telescope
FORS1