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.

Crédit:

ESO

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso0024a
Type:Observation
Date de publication:28 juillet 2000
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso0024
Taille:1941 x 1944 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:NGC 1316
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Giant
Distance:60 million années lumière
Constellation:Fornax
Catégorie:Galaxies

Image Formats

Grand JPEG
206,2 Kio

Fonds d'écran

1024x768
76,1 Kio
1280x1024
101,8 Kio
1600x1200
134,3 Kio
1920x1200
161,4 Kio
2048x1536
189,2 Kio

Coordinates

Position (RA):3 22 43.19
Position (Dec):-37° 11' 58.29"
Field of view:6.47 x 6.49 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical

Couleurs & filtres

DomaineTélescope
Visible
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Visible
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrarouge
I
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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