HAWK-I image of NGC 1300

This image is of NGC 1300, a spiral galaxy with arms extending from the ends of a spectacularly prominent central bar. It is considered a prototypical example of barred spiral galaxies and lies at a distance of about 65 million light-years, in the constellation of Eridanus (the River).

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 dark 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:eso1042d
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:27 oktober 2010 12:00
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso1042
Storlek:3646 x 3634 px

Om objektet

Namn:NGC 1300
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Avstånd:65 miljon ljusår
Constellation:Eridanus
Kategori:Galaxies

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Skärmstor jpeg
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Koordinater

Position (RA):3 19 41.01
Position (Dec):-19° 24' 38.60"
Field of view:6.49 x 6.46 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord är 0.1° vänster om lodrätt

Färger och filter

BandVåglängdTeleskop
Infrarött
Y
1.02 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarött
J
1.22 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarött
H
1.63 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I

 

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