Wide-field view of NGC 253 from the VLT Survey Telescope

The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) has captured in sharp detail the beauty of the nearby spiral galaxy NGC 253. This new portrait is probably the best wide-field view of this object and its surroundings ever taken. It demonstrates that the VST, the newest telescope at ESO's Paranal Observatory, provides broad views of the sky while also offering impressive image quality. Luminous regions of ongoing star formation are spread throughout NGC 253, which is pumping out new stars at a furious pace. The data were processed using the VST-Tube system developed by A. Grado and collaborators at the INAF-Capodimonte Observatory

Autorska prava:

ESO/INAF-VST
Acknowledgement: A. Grado/L. Limatola/INAF-Capodimonte Observatory

O slici

Id:eso1152a
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:15. decembar 2011. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1334, eso1152
Veličina:11596 x 9168 px

O objektu

Naziv:NGC 253
Tip:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
Udaljenost:11 milion svetlosnih godina
Constellation:Sculptor
Kategorija:Galaxies

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Koordinate

Position (RA):0 47 33.15
Position (Dec):-25° 17' 17.81"
Field of view:40.58 x 32.09 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 0.0°desno od vertikale

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