HAWK-I image of NGC 2997

This image, NGC 2997, is a spiral galaxy roughly 30 million light-years away in the constellation of Antlia

(the Air Pump). NGC 2997 is the brightest member of a group of galaxies of the same name in the Local Supercluster of galaxies. Our own Local Group, of which the Milky Way is a member, is itself also part of the Local Supercluster.

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 green), H (in orange), and K (in red). The field of view of the image is about 6.4 arcminutes.

Предоставлено:

ESO/P. Grosbøl

Об изображении

ID:eso1042f
Тип:Наблюдение
Дата выпуска релиза [date]:27 октября 2010 г. 12:00
Связанные релизы:eso1042
Размер:3650 x 3638 px

Об объекте

Название:NGC 2997
Тип:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Расстояние:30 миллионов световых лет
Constellation:Antlia
Категория:Galaxies

Форматы изображений


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Обои

1024x768
257,6 КБ
1280x1024
419,4 КБ
1600x1200
623,8 КБ
1920x1200
785,0 КБ
2048x1536
1,0 МБ

Координаты

Position (RA):9 45 38.78
Position (Dec):-31° 11' 28.49"
Field of view:6.48 x 6.46 arcminutes
Ориентация:Север на 0.2° слева от вертикали

Цвета и фильтры

ДиапазонДлина волныТелескоп
Инфракрасный
Y
1.02 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Инфракрасный
J
1.22 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Инфракрасный
H
1.63 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I