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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Über das Bild

ID:eso0024a
Typ:Beobachtung
Veröffentlichungsdatum:28. Juli 2000
Dazugehörige Veröffentlichungen:eso0024
Größe:1941 x 1944 px

Über das Objekt

Name:NGC 1316
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Giant
Entfernung:60 Million Lichtjahre
Constellation:Fornax
Kategorie:Galaxies

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Koordinaten

Position (RA):3 22 43.19
Position (Dec):-37° 11' 58.29"
Field of view:6.47 x 6.49 arcminutes
Orientierung:Die Nordrichtung liegt 0.1° rechts zur Vertikale

Farben & Filter

SpektralbereichTeleskop
Optisch
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optisch
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrarot
I
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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