Revealing the galactic secrets of NGC 1316

Countless galaxies vie for attention in this dazzling image of the Fornax Cluster, some appearing only as pinpricks of light while others dominate the foreground. One of these is the lenticular galaxy NGC 1316. The turbulent past of this much-studied galaxy has left it with a delicate structure of loops, arcs and rings that astronomers have now imaged in greater detail than ever before with the VLT Survey Telescope.

This image was processed with the VST-Tube data reduction program.

Note that the bright stars in this image are surrounded by round features, some orange and some pale blue or white, that are caused by reflections within the telescope and camera optics. These artifacts are not real celestial objects.

Autorska prava:

ESO/A. Grado and L. Limatola

O slici

Id:eso1734a
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:25. oktobar 2017. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1734
Veličina:55590 x 41327 px

O objektu

Naziv:NGC 1316
Tip:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Lenticular
Constellation:Fornax
Kategorija:Galaxies

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Koordinate

Position (RA):3 23 48.80
Position (Dec):-36° 58' 56.09"
Field of view:194.41 x 144.53 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 0.0°levo od vertikale

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