The centre of NGC 253

Close-up of the central regions of the starburst galaxy NGC 253. This image is based on data obtained with the NACO instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) and the ACS on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Thanks to the VLT's sharp eye, astronomers have identified 37 bright regions, a threefold increase on previous results. These regions are probably very active nurseries that contain as many as one hundred thousand young, massive stars bursting from their dusty cocoons. The field of view is 15 arcseconds.

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Om bilden

ID:eso0902b
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:19 januari 2009
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso0902
Storlek:812 x 812 px

Om objektet

Namn:NGC 253
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
Avstånd:11 miljon ljusår
Constellation:Sculptor
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinater

Position (RA):0 47 33.22
Position (Dec):-25° 17' 18.67"
Field of view:0.38 x 0.38 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord är 1.2° vänster om lodrätt

Färger och filter

BandVåglängdTeleskop
Infrarött
Near-IR
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrarött
J
1.22 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO
Infrarött
L
3.45 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO

 

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