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.

Crédit:

ESO/P. Grosbøl

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso1042d
Type:Observation
Date de publication:27 octobre 2010 12:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1042
Taille:3646 x 3634 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:NGC 1300
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:65 million années lumière
Constellation:Eridanus
Catégorie:Galaxies

Image Formats

Grand JPEG
2,8 Mio
JPEG taille écran
121,8 Kio

Zoomable


Fonds d'écran

1024x768
122,5 Kio
1280x1024
194,2 Kio
1600x1200
303,9 Kio
1920x1200
417,9 Kio
2048x1536
543,5 Kio

Coordinates

Position (RA):3 19 41.01
Position (Dec):-19° 24' 38.60"
Field of view:6.49 x 6.46 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical

Couleurs & filtres

DomaineLongueur d'ondeTélescope
Infrarouge
Y
1.02 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarouge
J
1.22 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarouge
H
1.63 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I

 

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