The starburst galaxy NGC 253

NGC 253 is one of the brightest spiral galaxies in the sky, and also one of the dustiest. The whole galaxy is shown here as observed with the WFI instrument, while the insert shows a close-up of the central parts as observed with the NACO instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope and the ACS on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This unique set of observations has allowed a team of astronomers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain) to study the galaxy in great detail, uncovering many young, massive and dusty stellar nurseries. They also found that the centre of this galaxy appears to harbour a twin of our own Milky Way's supermassive black hole.

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ESO

O slici

Id:eso0902a
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:19. januar 2009.
Povezana saopštenja:eso0902
Veličina:8285 x 7510 px

O objektu

Naziv:NGC 253
Tip:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Udaljenost:10 milion svetlosnih godina
Constellation:Sculptor
Kategorija:Galaxies

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Koordinate

Position (RA):0 47 33.65
Position (Dec):-25° 17' 5.94"
Field of view:32.87 x 29.79 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 1.6°desno od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTalasna dužinaTeleskop
Optički
Oiii
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Infracrveni
Near-IR
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optički
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Infracrveni
J
Very Large Telescope
NACO
Optički
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optički
H-alpha
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

Beleške: WFI data is for the main picture of NGC 253, all other observation data refers to the close-up image.

 

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