Hubble view of galaxy NGC 4710 with x-shaped bulge

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows edge-on galaxy NGC 4710. When staring directly at the centre of the galaxy, one can detect a faint, ethereal "X"-shaped structure. Such a feature, which astronomers call a "boxy" or "peanut-shaped" bulge, is due to the vertical motions of the stars in the galaxy's bar and is only evident when the galaxy is seen edge-on. This curious feature is also seen in the Milky Way.

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NASA & ESA

O slici

Id:eso1339d
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:12. septembar 2013. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1339
Veličina:3381 x 1095 px

O objektu

Naziv:NGC 4710
Tip:Local Universe : Galaxy
Constellation:Coma Berenices
Kategorija:Galaxies

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Koordinate

Position (RA):12 49 38.77
Position (Dec):15° 10' 1.65"
Field of view:2.85 x 0.92 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 70.9°levo od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTalasna dužinaTeleskop
Optički
B
475 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optički
Pseudogreen (B+I)
Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infracrveni
I
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS

 

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