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.

Предоставлено:

ESO/P. Grosbøl

Об изображении

ID:eso1042b
Тип:Наблюдение
Дата выпуска релиза [date]:27 октября 2010 г. 12:00
Связанные релизы:eso1042
Размер:3625 x 3609 px

Об объекте

Название:NGC 5247
Тип:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Расстояние:70 миллионов световых лет
Constellation:Virgo
Категория:Galaxies

Форматы изображений


Масштаб


Обои

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

Координаты

Position (RA):13 38 3.01
Position (Dec):-17° 53' 1.98"
Field of view:6.45 x 6.42 arcminutes
Ориентация:Север на 0.1° слева от вертикали

Цвета и фильтры

ДиапазонТелескоп
Инфракрасный
Y
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Инфракрасный
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Инфракрасный
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Инфракрасный
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I