HAWK-I image of NGC 1300

This image is of NGC 1300, a spiral galaxy with arms extending from the ends of a spectacularly prominent central bar. It is considered a prototypical example of barred spiral galaxies and lies at a distance of about 65 million light-years, in the constellation of Eridanus (the River).

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

Autorska prava:

ESO/P. Grosbøl

O slici

Id:eso1042d
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:27. oktobar 2010. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1042
Veličina:3646 x 3634 px

O objektu

Naziv:NGC 1300
Tip:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Udaljenost:65 milion svetlosnih godina
Constellation:Eridanus
Kategorija:Galaxies

Formati slika

Veliki JPEG
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Koordinate

Position (RA):3 19 41.01
Position (Dec):-19° 24' 38.60"
Field of view:6.49 x 6.46 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 0.1°levo od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTalasna dužinaTeleskop
Infracrveni
Y
1.02 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infracrveni
J
1.22 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infracrveni
H
1.63 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I

 

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