Giant elliptical galaxy NGC 1316 in Fornax Cluster

Colour composite photo of the central area of NGC 1316, a giant elliptical galaxy in the Fornax cluster of galaxies. Many dark dust clouds and lanes are visible. Some of the star-like objects in the field are globular clusters of stars that belong to the galaxy. It is based on CCD exposures, obtained with the 8.2-m VLT/ANTU telescope and the FORS-1 multi-mode instrument through B (blue), V (green-yellow) and I (here rendered as red) filters, respectively. The "pyramids" above and below the bright centre of the galaxy and the vertical lines at some of the brighter stars are caused by overexposure ("CCD bleeding"). The field measures 6.8 x 6.8 arcmin 2, with 0.2 arcsec/pixel. The image quality of this composite is about 0.9 arcsec. North is up and East is left.

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Om bilden

ID:eso0024a
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:28 juli 2000
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso0024
Storlek:1941 x 1944 px

Om objektet

Namn:NGC 1316
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Giant
Avstånd:60 miljon ljusår
Constellation:Fornax
Kategori:Galaxies

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Skärmstor jpeg
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Koordinater

Position (RA):3 22 43.19
Position (Dec):-37° 11' 58.29"
Field of view:6.47 x 6.49 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord är 0.1° höger om lodrätt

Färger och filter

BandTeleskop
Synligt ljus
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Synligt ljus
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrarött
I
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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