A spiral galaxy in Leo

This picture of the nearby galaxy NGC 3521 was taken using the FORS1 instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. The large spiral galaxy lies in the constellation of Leo (The Lion), and is only 35 million light-years distant. This picture was created from exposures taken through three different filters that passed blue light, yellow/green light, and near-infrared light. These are shown in this picture as blue, green, and red, respectively.

Autorska prava:

ESO/O. Maliy

O slici

Id:eso1129a
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:10. avgust 2011. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1129
Veličina:2046 x 2046 px

O objektu

Naziv:NGC 3521
Tip:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Udaljenost:35 milion svetlosnih godina
Constellation:Leo
Kategorija:Galaxies

Formati slika

Veliki JPEG
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Zumiranje


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Koordinate

Position (RA):11 5 46.32
Position (Dec):0° 1' 52.04"
Field of view:6.83 x 6.83 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 90.0°desno od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTeleskop
Optički
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optički
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infracrveni
I
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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