The Halo of Galaxy Messier 87

The huge halo around giant elliptical galaxy Messier 87 appears on this very deep image. An excess of light in the top-right part of this halo, and the motion of planetary nebulae in the galaxy, are the last remaining signs of a medium-sized galaxy that recently collided with Messier 87.

The image also reveals many other galaxies forming the Virgo Cluster, of which Messier 87 is the largest member. In particular, the two galaxies at the top right of the frame are nicknamed "the Eyes".

Autorska prava:

Chris Mihos (Case Western Reserve University)/ESO

[See also: http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0919a/]

O slici

Id:eso1525a
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:25. jun 2015. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1907, eso1525
Veličina:4001 x 4000 px

O objektu

Naziv:Messier 87
Tip:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Udaljenost:50 milion svetlosnih godina
Constellation:Virgo
Kategorija:Galaxies

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Koordinate

Position (RA):12 30 49.27
Position (Dec):12° 23' 27.89"
Field of view:96.66 x 96.63 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 0.0°desno od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTeleskop
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Burrell Schmidt Telescope

 

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