A spiral galaxy in Leo

This picture of the nearby galaxy NGC 3521 was taken using the FORS1 instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. The large spiral galaxy lies in the constellation of Leo (The Lion), and is only 35 million light-years distant. This picture was created from exposures taken through three different filters that passed blue light, yellow/green light, and near-infrared light. These are shown in this picture as blue, green, and red, respectively.

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ESO/O. Maliy

Om bilden

ID:eso1129a
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:10 augusti 2011 12:00
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso1129
Storlek:2046 x 2046 px

Om objektet

Namn:NGC 3521
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Avstånd:35 miljon ljusår
Constellation:Leo
Kategori:Galaxies

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Originalstorlek
11,5 MB
Stor jpeg
2,0 MB
Skärmstor jpeg
204,6 kB

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Koordinater

Position (RA):11 5 46.32
Position (Dec):0° 1' 52.04"
Field of view:6.83 x 6.83 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord är 90.0° höger om lodrätt

Färger och filter

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

 

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