HAWK-I image of NGC 5247

This image shows NGC 5247, a grand design barred spiral galaxy, located 60–70 million light-years away. The galaxy lies face-on towards Earth, thus providing an excellent view of its pinwheel structure and multiple arms. It is in the zodiacal constellation of Virgo (the Maiden).

The image was made in infrared light with the HAWK-I camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope at Paranal Observatory in Chile. HAWK-I is one of the most powerful infrared imagers in the world, and this is one of the sharpest and most detailed pictures of this galaxy ever taken from Earth. The filters used were Y (shown here in blue), J (in light blue), H (in green), and K (in red). The field of view of the image is about 6.4 arcminutes.

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ESO/P. Grosbøl

Om bilden

ID:eso1042b
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:27 oktober 2010 12:00
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso1042
Storlek:3625 x 3609 px

Om objektet

Namn:NGC 5247
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Avstånd:70 miljon ljusår
Constellation:Virgo
Kategori:Galaxies

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Stor jpeg
4,5 MB
Skärmstor jpeg
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Koordinater

Position (RA):13 38 3.01
Position (Dec):-17° 53' 1.98"
Field of view:6.45 x 6.42 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord är 0.1° vänster om lodrätt

Färger och filter

BandTeleskop
Infrarött
Y
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarött
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarött
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarött
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I