FORS1 first light - spiral galaxy NGC 1288

This image is a reproduction of a colour composite image of the beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 1288 in the southern constellation Fornax. It covers the entire field that was imaged on the 2048 x 2048 pixel CCD camera. It is based on CCD frames in different colours that were taken under good seeing conditions during the night of First Light (15 September 1998). The distance to this galaxy is about 300 million light-years; it recedes with a velocity of 4500 km/sec and its diameter is about 200,000 light-years.

This image is based on a composite of three images taken behind three different filters: B (420 nm; 6 min), V (530 nm; 3 min) and I (800 nm; 3min) during a period of 0.7 arcsec seeing. The field shown measures 6.8 x 6.8 arcmin. North is left; East is down.

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O slici

Id:eso9845a
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:23. septembar 1998.
Povezana saopštenja:eso9845
Veličina:2892 x 2876 px

O objektu

Naziv:NGC 1232
Tip:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Udaljenost:200 milion svetlosnih godina
Constellation:Fornax
Kategorija:Galaxies

Formati slika

Veliki JPEG
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Zumiranje


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Koordinate

Position (RA):3 17 12.62
Position (Dec):-32° 34' 35.42"
Field of view:6.73 x 6.69 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 0.1°levo od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTalasna dužinaTeleskop
Optički
B
420 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optički
V
530 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Infracrveni
I
800 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1